"In all of my artwork, I have been exploring the idea of beauty. It is a fascinating way to study the values of people and society. From 1999 until 2007, my artwork focused on exploring the idea of beauty through western dresses in cast-glass inhabited by absent bodies. In 2007, I decided to look at beauty through a unique cultural lens, that of Japan and the Kimono. The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission awarded me a seven-month research fellowship. Fredericks Sculpture Gallery, SVSU, University Center. Free Admission. Phone 989-964-7125. Mon - Fri 11 am - 5 pm. Saturday, Noon to 5 pm. Runs thru Dec. 16.