I have an image printed out and tacked up to my big studio cork board of some impossibly light and glowy fairy blobs.
The image of them I found did not link back anywhere, so I knew I would have to be patient and wait to find out who the artist was.
Aaaaaand now I know who it is, thanks to Uppercase Magazine, as she is this month’s cover artist.
I just spent 30 straight minutes clicking around and mentally absorbing her art, from brooches to necklaces to dreamy sculptural objects, and my mood is 1,000% better than before I found her. Thanks, Uppercase. <3
Mariko Kusumoto is a Japanese-American artist who works with different media, but I’m sharing her fiber pieces here with you. They are eye-poppingly beautiful.
She says on her about page:
My work reflects various, observable phenomena that stimulate my mind and senses; they can be natural or man-made. I ‘reorganize’ them into a new presentation that can be described as surreal, amusing, graceful, or unexpected.
To me it is a cross between wonderful sea creatures and blown-up images of something you would find in a petri dish.
The colors, graceful forms, and sense of air prevalent in her work makes me feel all swoony.
It’s almost like what some glass artists try to achieve, but she nailed it with whatever fiber materials she uses, so it crosses the line way beyond glass paperweights to artistic brilliance.
I dare you to stare at these for a while and then not have dreams of deep sea diving tonight…