Sea-Inspired Sculptural Jewelry by Mariko Kusumoto Blossoms from Gossamer Fabrics — Colossal

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#coral
#fabric
#fashion
#jewelry
#Mariko Kusumoto
#sculpture
#textiles

September 26, 2023

Kate Mothes

“Gathering Blue.” All images © Mariko Kusumoto, shared with permission

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 SILVER in Poland. Find more on the artist’s website, and follow Instagram for updates.

 

A lightweight bracelet made from airy textile shapes that look like coral.

“Bloom”

A small brooch made from airy textiles.

“Gathering White”

A collection of airy, textile shapes.

“Goody Bag”

A bracelet made of lightweight fabric with little objects inside vessels.

“Skizuku Bracelet”

A lightweight necklace made from airy textile shapes that look like coral.

“Sea Breeze Necklace”

A lightweight brooch made from airy textile shapes that look like coral.

“Seascape Brooch”

A collection of coral-inspired textile shapes.

Detail of “Seabed”

A collection of coral-inspired textile shapes.

Detail of “Seabed”

#coral
#fabric
#fashion
#jewelry
#Mariko Kusumoto
#sculpture
#textiles

 

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