is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Portland, Oregon, USA.
In alchemy, materials transform from base metals to precious ones.
Midori Hirose's work investigates similar phase shifts, exploring material changes, both perceived and actual. Resource and medium are drawn from science, early childhood education and history. As Hirose investigates and alters materials, she works to identify their structural polarities and absolutes, playfully exploring the elements of forms to concretize, reveal, or catalyze their different states. The dichotomy between the built and natural world are formal dynamics that Hirose seeks to express and understand through the interactions of materials. Hirose calls her relationship to this history "material storytelling." She sees her media as dimensional illustrations of these investigations.