Megumi Esaki is an independent artist living and working in Japan. Her delicate cast glass floral wreaths evoke the simple pleasures associated with an intimate appreciation of nature as a garden. In her work the act of being in nature, collecting natural elements such as flowers and leaves and forming the symbolic shape of a ring or circle suggests our essential place as human beings within nature. Esaki’s symbolic language speaks of purity, innocence and a reverence for our fragile relationship with nature. Esaki was an emerging artist in residence at the Pilchuck Glass School in 2003 and artist in residence at the Creative Glass Center of America in 2001.