Tomoko Shioyasu (1972-) creates her tapestries by cutting into large single sheets of paper with utility knives and soldering irons. As she plays with negative spaces her organic patterns begin to emerge. When asked about the content in her work Shioyasu replied, “Simply nature itself, particularly that which has existed over an extended period of time—rocks, trees, water channels, cells. I want to look into the essence and roots of life, making works that focus on these basic forms.”.
By Kris Kuksi, ornately surreal and dystopian looking shrines, are one of the only ways I can think to describe these amazing sculptures, they have a really dark aesthetic so much so that you can picture a cult worshipping around them, without much difficulty. These really are right up my street, I could post images of all of their work and never get tired of looking at the beautiful architectural pieces.