Mariko Kusumoto


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Mariko Kusumoto
Tsumami Zaiku, Brooches

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Mariko Kusumoto
Tsumami Zaiku, Brooches

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Tsumami Zaiku, Brooches

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Bouquet, Brooches

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Bouquet, Brooch

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Brooch

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Mariko Kusumoto
Hanataba, Brooch

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Hanataba, Brooch

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Origami, Bracelet

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Tsumami Zaiku, Brooches

    Silk, silver

    Various sizes

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Tsumami Zaiku, Brooches

    Silk, silver

    Various sizes

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Tsumami Zaiku, Brooches

    Silk, silver

    Various sizes

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Bouquet, Brooches

    Silk, silver

    5.5" x 5.5" x 2.5"

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Bouquet, Brooch

    Silk, silver

    5.5" x 5.5" x 2.5"

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Bouquet, Brooch

    Silk, silver

    5.5" x 5.5" x 2.5"

    Private Collection

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

    Polyester, silver

    4" x 4" x 1.5"

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

    Polyester, silver

    2.5" x 2.4" x 1.8"

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooches

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    Various sizes

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

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    2.25" x 2.25" x .75"

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

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    2.5" x 2.4" x 1.8"

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Object

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    3” x 3” x 1.25”

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Object

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    1.5" x 1.7" x 2.5”

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Object

    Polyester

    4.5" x 1.5" x 1.7"

    Private Collection

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Bracelets

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Bracelet

    Polyester

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Bracelet

    Polyester, thread

    6" x 6" x .5”

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Bracelet

    Polyester, thread

    6" x 6" x .5”

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooches

    Polyester, silver

    Various sizes

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooches

    Polyester, silver

    Left: 2.7" x 2.4" x 1.5"
    Right: 2" x 1.8" x 1.4"

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooches

    Polyester, silver

    Foreground: 4" x 3.25" x 1.5"
    Background: 2.5" x 2.3" x 1.25"

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

    Polyester, silver

    2.5" x 2.3" x 1.25"

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

    Polyester, silver

    4" x 3.25" x 1.5"

    Private Collection

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

    Polyester, silver

    2.6" x 2.2" x 1”

    Private Collection

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

    Polyester, silver

    2.6" x 2.2" x 1”

    Private Collection

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Necklace

    Polyester, thread

    7.5” x 12” x 1.2”

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Necklace, Detail

    Polyester, thread

    7.5” x 12” x 1.2”

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

    Polyester, silver

    1.25" x 1.25" x 1”

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

    Polyester, silver

    1.25" x 1.25" x 1”

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

    Polyester, silver

    1.25” x 1.25” x 1”

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

    Polyester, silver

    1.25" x 1.25" x 1"

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

    Polyester, silver

    1.25" x 1.25" x 1"

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

    Polyester, silver

    2" x 2" x 1.5"

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

    Polyester, silver

    2" x 2" x 1.5”

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

    Polyester, silver

    2" x 2" x 1.5”

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooches

    Polyester, silver

    Various sizes

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Ring

    Polyester, silver

    .75” x .75" x 1”

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Ring

    Polyester, silver

    1.3" x 1.2" x .75"

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Ring

    Polyester, silver

    1" x 1" x 1"

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Ring

    Polyester, silver

    1" x 1" x .75"

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Rings

    Polyester, silver

    Various sizes

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Rings

    Polyester, silver

    Various sizes

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

    Polyester, silver

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Object

    Polyester

    inspired by Japanese sweets

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Object

    Polyester

    inspired by Japanese sweets

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Objects

    Polyester

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

    Polyester, silver

    2" x 2" x .5"

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Necklace

    Polyester

    .3" x .3" x 9' 9" long

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Object

    Polyester

    inspired by Japanese sweets

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Object

    Polyester

    inspired by Japanese sweets

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Necklace

    Polyester, thread

    8” x 8” x 1.2”

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Necklace, detail

    Polyester, thread

    8” x 8” x 1.2”

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Necklace, detail

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    8” x 8” x 1.2”

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Necklace, detail

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    8” x 8” x 1.2”

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Neckpiece and Earrings

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    15" x 14" x 1"

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Brooch

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    2" x 1.8" x 1.4"

    worn on the body

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Hanataba, Brooch

    Silk, silver, thread

    5.5" x 5.5" x 2.5"

    worn on the body

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Hanataba, Brooch

    Silk, silver, thread

    5.5" x 5.5" x 2.5"

    worn on the body

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Origami, Bracelet

    polyester, thread

    worn on the body

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Origami, Bracelet

    polyester, thread

    worn on the body

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Origami, Bracelet

    polyester, thread

    worn on the body

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Origami, Bracelet

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    worn on the body

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    Mariko Kusumoto
    Origami, Bracelet

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    worn on the body

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Mariko Kusumoto
Tsumami Zaiku, Brooches

Silk, silver


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Mariko Kusumoto
Tsumami Zaiku, Brooches

Silk, silver


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Mariko Kusumoto
Tsumami Zaiku, Brooches

Silk, silver


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Mariko Kusumoto
Bouquet, Brooches

Silk, silver


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Mariko Kusumoto
Bouquet, Brooch

Silk, silver


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Mariko Kusumoto
Bouquet, Brooch

Silk, silver


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Mariko Kusumoto
Brooch

Polyester, silver


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Mariko Kusumoto
Brooch

Polyester, silver


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Brooches

Polyester, silver


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Mariko Kusumoto
Brooch

Polyester, silver


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Brooch

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Mariko Kusumoto
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Polyester


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Bracelet

Polyester


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Bracelet

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Bracelet

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Mariko Kusumoto
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Mariko Kusumoto
Brooches

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Brooch

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Brooch

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Brooch

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Brooch

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Necklace

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Brooch

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Ring

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Rings

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Polyester


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Polyester, silver


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Polyester


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Polyester


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Polyester


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Polyester, thread


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Brooch

Polyester, thread


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Mariko Kusumoto
Hanataba, Brooch

Silk, silver, thread


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Hanataba, Brooch

Silk, silver, thread


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Mariko Kusumoto
Origami, Bracelet

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Origami, Bracelet

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Mariko Kusumoto received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Musashino Art College in Tokyo, Japan and her MFA in Printmaking from Academy of Art College in San Francisco, CA. Her acclaimed one-person traveling exhibition “Unfolding Stories” in 2010 was shown at the Fuller Craft Museum, MA, the Morikami Museum, FL, the Racine Art Museum, WI and the Society for Contemporary Craft, PA. In 2007, “Mariko Kusumoto: Metal Box Sculptures” was named one of the “ten best exhibitions of the year” by the Boston Globe. Kusumoto’s work has appeared in numerous publications including the cover story of Metalsmith Magazine in 2008.

Textile Works Statement

These pieces were inspired by a Japanese book about tsumami zaiku, which is a technique for making fabric flowers for hair ornaments when people wear kimono. This technique has been passed down through generations of craftsman since the Edo period (1603-1867), and the fabric flowers were depicted in Ukiyoe prints. I was fascinated with this simple origami-like technique. When combined, they create complex and beautiful patterns.

Although I am a metalsmith, I was immediately drawn into this fabric world, which is completely the opposite of metal. I want to combine the same classic techniques with a modern aesthetic. My fascination with fabric continues by using different types of techniques and fabric, such as polyester, which when heated can permanently retain the shape you create.

I sincerely enjoy the process of discovering and exploring, which takes me to different places. I feel endless, unlimited possibilities with these materials, and am anxious to see something that I have never seen before. Here you will see some examples from my journey.

Metalwork

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    Mariko Kusumoto – Metal Box Sculptures

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Collections

Morikami Museum, Florida
Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin
Kamm Teapot Foundation, North Carolina

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