Exquisite bulbs, florets, and playful silhouettes emerge from delicate fiber in the jewelry and sculptures of Mariko Kusumoto (previously). Inspired by the myriad geometries and colors of coral, she creates gauzy, wearable forms from materials like polyester, nylon, and cotton. Some pieces sprawl out with a variety of textures to mimic the sea bed, while necklaces or bracelets incorporate confectionery-like shapes and vessels containing tiny objects.
Kusumoto is currently working on a public art installation that will be installed in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, this November. And beginning in April next year, she will be exhibiting at Legnica Jewelery Festival SI
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