Yuko Okudaira is a Japanese artist based in Los Angeles, whose journey began in the world of fashion, before venturing into the transformative art of stone carving. She seeks beauty that is functional in the spiritual sense, exploring the ways in which women's experiences are often misconstrued and limited.
Drawing inspiration from personal narratives and the lives of those around her, she perceives a transcendent quality in alabaster stone and its opaque and translucent nature, as it reflects a hidden light that connects her to the natural world.
Seeing light through the alabaster expands her senses and invites a deeper awareness of the power of nature and the magick that surrounds us. Her practice is an ongoing exploration of the intersections between spirit and matter, traditional and contemporary techniques, and the ways in which art can serve as a conduit for the unseen forces that shape our lives.