“The gathering of small pieces makes me feel the power of life. Each one is insignificant, but when gathered together they are overpowering.” Nao Yamamoto is interested in interpreting elements from nature to celebrate the power of life, both in its significance and in its insignificance. In her Ripple series, she creates raindrop-shaped forms covered in hundreds of round glass pieces that reflect light in multiple directions.
Nao Yamamoto is an emerging glass artist who works in Seattle, Washington. Born in Japan, she earned a BFA from Tama Art University in Tokyo in 2011, and an MFA from California State University-San Bernardino in 2014. In 2017, Yamamoto was chosen to design the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards in Seattle Washington.