Influenced by the redwoods in Santa Cruz and the simple, reductivist and minimalist setting of the Buddhist temple in Japan, where she was raised, Miya Ando produces stunning work.

This shows again, that simplicity can be beautiful.

John Maeda explains this theory in his book “Laws of Simplicity“.

Ando’s works are made on steel – she explains:

…The innumerable shades of grey within the material has always transfixed me. I think it is quite elegant and refined. The steel is a cornerstone of strength and permanence and yet all things are transitory. It’s really interesting to get it to go in these unexpected ways…

The fantastic appearance of her art, is that it fits everywhere: either modern or traditional decor.