Piece created for Challenge 2021 Jewelry and Nature
Materials wood, Japanese paper, urushi (Japanese lacquer), pigment, brass, silver
We are part of nature. As you know, there are many environmental issues around us as we live on this planet. We have lost so much through wars and natural disasters, but this has made us stronger. Just like nature changes as we speak, we change as time passes. We belong to nature, and with the idea reflected in her work, Yukiko “speaks” with nature and expect its grace. All of her work, she believes, after worn out by their holders, will go back to the earth, just like we humans will do the same.