"Sanctuary is the place where ourminds go to comfort ourselves when we feel happy, delighted or sad. It might not be the actual place but only imaginary from our memories or even from books we loved. My sanctuary is a vast landscape with trees, I belong and I am safe."Kayo Yokoyama
From a childhood in Japan to her expatriate experiences in America and Australia and pursuit of the Western way of life, Kayo’s art explores her reflective journey through the transparent medium of glass to create a poignant series of works.
After migrating to Australia in 1997, Kayo pursued her dream to study art. Working with glass has enabled her to express her concept of home.
Using diamond tips to etch into a glass surface, Kayo depicts her quest for familiar ground from the East to the West by creating patterns of trees onto the blown-glass bowls and vases.
“Sanctuary is the place where our minds go to comfort ourselves when we feel happy, delighted or sad” Yokoyama said. “My sanctuary is a vast landscape with trees, I belong and I am safe".
Red Hill Gallery Director, Margaret Campbell-Ryder, believes Kayo’s style is so distinctly different from other glass artists.
“The inspiration behind Kayo’s works present a story open to the imagination” Campbell-Ryder said. “The fragile and soft colours that appear in many of the glass pieces offer another dimension to Kayo’s exclusive designs creating beautiful works of art”.