Mai Horayama was born in 1992 in Gifu, Japan. I graduated from Tama Art University in 2020 with a degree in sculpture. I’m also a graduate of the same graduate school as the university at the top of her class.I’m a member of the Japan Artists Federation.

Using iron as a material, I create works on the theme of “Things that change and things that continue to exist without change" in the course of time.I’m creating iron sculptures reminiscent of drawings in the margins of space,using a unique technique of gas welding and fusing, mainly using the flammable gases acetylene and oxygen. 

The iron is cut with a gas fusing for hand cutting. The iron scrap generated when cutting is called "slag". The "slag" is then melted together by gas welding, and the joining technique creates a free and flexible shape in space.

I also create drawings using metallic materials such as iron powder, iron rust, gold powder, and gold leaf on Mino washi paper, a traditional craft in my hometown of Gifu Prefecture.I create a space in which the beauty of the ephemerality of the decay of the splendid and the contradiction of the pallid and the splendid are gently blended together.


I’m pursuing the possibility of new value creation in metal sculpture by attempting to fuse Japanese tradition and innovation, expression and technology.