AYAKO SAITO (sculpture) studied sculpture at the ANU and has since exhibited across Australia. Her work is held in private collections here and overseas and she has appeared in Sculpture by the Sea Bondi four times.

Modernism separated sculpture from architecture. Since then some sculptors have attempted to incorporate aspects of architecture in their work.

With the development of free standing sculpture and the significance of its relationship to the ground, rather than the pedestal, plan and elevation came into play which relates to architecture in a fundamental way.

My work explores some of these ideas about spaces that enclose or connect, and of entrances defined by thresholds of various kinds such as lintels, windows and doorframes. Though my work is based on the human figure it is also about creating spaces that figures can move through and which help to give them definition.