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Translucent Sea-Inspired Jewelry Are The Unique Creations Of One Japanese Artist

Jewelry acts as the last finishing touches to our outfits, and while many of us opt for simple, subtle accessories, there are also the bright and colorful statement pieces that add a whole lot of pizzazz to our look.

Japanese artist Mariko Kusumoto creates jewelry that could be described as something in-between. While her handmade creations are large and multicolored, they are simultaneously endowed with delicate, ephemeral qualities of the translucent fabric used to make them.

Kusumoto says of her jewelry:

My work reflects various, observable phenomena that stimulate my mind and senses; they can be natural or man-made. I ‘reorganize’ them into a new presentation that can be described as surreal, amusing, graceful, or unexpected.

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Kusumoto looks to the ocean for ideas, and her sea-inspired jewelry takes form when she heats the delicate polyester fabric until it holds the shape she desires. Many of the shapes are orbs that contain playful, equally delicate sculptures inside.

I always like to leave some space for the viewer's imagination; I hope the viewer experiences discovery, surprise, and wonder through my work.

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Kusumoto currently lives and works in Massachusetts, and her creations are displayed in exhibitions throughout the United States. You can visit her website and Facebook to see more of her work.

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By - grape Japan editorial staff.

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Mariko Kusumoto / Mariko Kusumoto Metal and Fiber Art/Facebook
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