When I came across Japanese artist Mariko Kusumoto’s delicately detailed necklaces, I thought I was peering into another world. One filled with whimsy, lightness and magic.
At first glimpse, you would think these pieces are made from environmental treasures that were found in nature. Familiar forms of sea urchins, shells and flourishing anemones instantly came to my mind.
After all, they look so organic and ever- so fragile, like majestic organisms plucked from right under the sea.
Kusumoto is inspired by anything that may stimulate, inthrall and delight the senses, when creating her designs.
She does this by heating translucent fabric, then molding and shaping it into perfect, synthetic magical eye-gasms.
The level of sophistication is near perfection, fit for a mermaid queen to wear and style.
If you had one of Mariko’s pieces, where would you wear it out first?