Hiroshi Yamano creates sculptural glass art with his own unique fusion of craft traditions from the United States, Europe and Japan. To emulate the decorative surfaces of Japanese screen paintings, he fuses gold and silver leaf onto hot glass and plates the glass with copper, using a process he himself adapted from ancient Japanese metal craft.
Yamano’s sculptures express his own life experiences as a traveler across cultures. Fish are recurring images symbolizing his constant search for the treasures of experience. “I am a fish that is always looking for something,” he has said. “I am a fish that cannot stop swimming. Maybe I will swim forever, like the universe does.”