Kelly Akashi interviewed by Laura Brown

“Gravity, fire, light, sound, and liquid are at the core of the Los Angeles-based artist’s making, embedded and evidenced in works using glass, wax, bronze, and knotted rope. “Since I primarily use rather fluid, impressionable materials,” she notes, “I am most satisfied when it is difficult to discern where exactly my hand comes into play.”

From Laura Brown, “Gravity, fire, light, sound + liquid: Kelly Akashi on the material concerns of integrating art-making into daily life,” AQNB (2017).