What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

A Happy Marriage


Ramon Todo

Between my fascination with rocks and my adoration of all things glass, the mesmerizing mixed-media sculptures by Ramon Todo have me drooling! I have never seen a more successful marriage of wildly-different materials. The contrast between the perfectly-polished glass and the roughness of the rocks brings out the best in both. Working mostly with recycled and found materials, the Tokyo-based artist glams up everything from coal waste to hunks of polished lapis lazuli or marble to chunks of demolished buildings. He even made a few pieces from rubble from the Berlin Wall!

“I use the rocks, debris, Bota (stone similar to coal) for my works believing they have such memories inside. I used the glasses as material in the middle to peek into the time and the history of inside the rocks.”

– Ramon Todo interview with Art Front Gallery

In another series, Todo replaces the pages of vintage books with the same crystal-clear glass. I find both projects equally compelling.

You can see more of Ramon Todo’s fascinating work on Artsy and the Art Front Gallery website.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

6 thoughts on “A Happy Marriage

  1. Interesting. I especially like the books.

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  2. Ooooh! I love these so much. As an avid reader and Lit grad, I thought my favourites would be the books; however, I love the rocks so much. The juxtaposition of the rough texture of the natural rocks and their matte surface and the glossy transparency of the manmade glass is just wonderful.

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  3. I think I’m more of a wood-and-resin kinda person, but these are really cool

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