In her art, Miya Ando explores dualities -- one of her favorite forms is the kimono, fluid and feminine, which she makes into armor, formed from thousands of squares of anodized aluminum. I met Miya in her studio, where she told me stories about growing up in two cultures, apprenticing to a swordmaker in Japan, and fixing cars in California.
Miya will be one of my guests for a Spark Talk on December 2 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I'm eager to talk with her about armor, along with Met curator Pierre Terjanian and Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton. To see more of her work, visit miyaando.com.