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Translucent textiles form organisms and worldly objects as dreamy sculptures and wearables

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All images © Mariko Kusumoto, shared with permission

Made of polyester, nylon and cotton, Japanese artist and designer Mariko Kusumoto creates sculptural forms that resemble the creatures and everyday objects she finds most fascinating. She uses a proprietary thermosetting technique to shape the ubiquitous materials into undulating waves, honeycomb poufs, and even tiny schools of fish that are presented in elegant and imaginative contexts. Whether a pastel-colored coral reef or a fantastic bracelet filled with mushrooms, rosettes and tiny bicycles – Kusumoto’s work, which includes self-contained objects and wearables, uses the ethereal qualities of the translucent fibers to make even the most mundane shapes appear like part of a dream.

A larger archive of the artist’s work, ranging from textiles to metal to resin, can be found at her side and Instagram.

#Coral
#Material
#Fashion
#Nature
#Sculpture

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