So much of my sensibility has to do with specificity and living in the age of melon ballers. I focus on objects that serve as representations of utilitarian objects that are part of our everyday routine. Drawing inspiration from existing objects, I make alternative objects that hope to disrupt the comforts of the everyday. They are outlines of the proposed objects negating original function, redefining their design, and putting the focus on the form.
My work revolves around the domestic space and often focuses on the kitchen and my relationship to food. These alternative objects propose a new everyday domestic sense of being. I’m interested in an objects’ ability to hold a narrative, and when that object changes how the narrative is restructured.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sara Nishikawa was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. After completing her BA in Psychology at Loyola Marymount University and MA in Visual Arts at California State University Northridge, Sara moved to Michigan to pursue an MFA in Ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Arts. She completed her MFA in 2017 and currently lives and works in Detroit. She was the co-director of Tessellate Residency, Director of Mostly Butter, and is the Program Manager at CultureSource.
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