Wearable Art

​ 〜 アートを身に纏う 〜

Artist Statement


Contemporary Art Jewelry for N°4. 

“N°4” is the heart chakra. Everything has a vibration, and we more or less influence each other every day. Through my pieces, I want to cast a good spell on your heart.

My pieces are colored with the technique of “Kintsugi” on the base made with the power of earth and fire. The process until the jewelry is made is linked to our life. “Kintsugi” is a unique culture in Japan that repairs the broken or chipped ceramics. The technique not only repairs the broken teaware with lacquer but also decorates the joints with gold, silver, tin, etc. Kintsugi was born from the delicate aesthetic sense of the Japanese who valued and appreciated even the cracked traces. Urushi (Natural lacquer) extracted from plants slowly solidifies over time, and by layering it multiple times, it turns into a stronger product. It's a bit like our life, with bittersweet, repeated destruction and regeneration, sometimes leaving all to God, and ultimately going through the process of sublimation by love.

We are part of nature. Living on the planet earth, we are currently facing various environmental issues. Even when we look back in history, we have lost many things because of natural and man-made disasters and recovered from there numerous times. Everything is constantly changing and it is unstoppable. It is as if we are encouraged to remember that we are part of nature. My pieces are made of blessings from nature and created by dialoguing with the material, that will eventually return to nature just like us. It's my love, passion and prayer.

"N°4"のためのコンテンポラリー アート ジュエリー








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