Yuko Nishikawa is a Japanese designer and contemporary ceramicist based in Brooklyn. She specializes in fantastical installations, whimsical lighting and handcrafted one-of-a-kind lamps, chandeliers, sculptures, vases, and now, mobiles.
We invited Yuko to Provincetown for a month-long artist-in-residence in April 2021. During her time at Room 68, Yuko and her studio assistant created a world of mobiles made from handmade paper pulp and music wire.
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I make objects and spaces drawing inspiration from ideas that we tend to think normal and investigate and offer alternatives in a joyful way. I create functions and rules for imaginary places and objects and use these ideas to create physical forms in ceramics. My mission is accomplished when my work transforms a space into a fascinating encounter.
"Piku piku" is a Japanese onomatopoeia that describes involuntary movements caused by unexpected contact. I want my work to make you feel piku piku, tickling something deep down inside you.