Katsuyo Aoki: Over the Top in Rococo Porcelain

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I don’t know if she considers herself rococo, but that is a word that comes to my mind when I look at the sculptures of Katsuyo Aoki (and it was a descriptive term used for her in Hi Fructose, which may be subconsciously influencing me). Having such an affinity for excessive details, I like all of her intricate designs, but I can’t seem to look away from the ornate skulls in her Predictive Dream series. So delicate and lacy, and simultaneously melting and gruesome. Too beautiful to be really disturbing.

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I retrieved most of these images from her website, and you can see them all by clicking here. The image at the top of the post is scanned from Hi Fructose.

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