Kazuki Takizawa is a Japanese glass artist currently based in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with High Honors in 2010. He has since worked and taught at various glass educational facilities including Pilchuck Glass School and Public Glass. For the past dacade, Takizawa has been making work related to mental health and therapy. His most recent glass installation project Breaking the Silence was installed at STARworks Glass Lab in North Carolina to increase awareness on suicide. He has traveled to numerous universities in the country such as Columbus College of Art and Design and University of Southern California to speak about his work and his experiences with mental illness.