Clusters of Diaphanous Textile Sculptures by Mariko Kusumoto Evoke the Ocean Floor

Japanese artist and designer Mariko Kusumoto (previously) shapes gossamer coral and sea creatures from soft fibers like polyester, nylon, and cotton. Embedded with tiny ripples or airy pockets, the standalone sculptures and wearables are translucent renditions of lifeforms, and their delicate compositions correspond with the fragility of the subject matter.

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@peepso_user_22(Jay Zerbe)
interesting work, but it veers toward the decorative, in my opinion. although the technique is amazing and impressive!
5 months ago
@peepso_user_331(Katryna Gagle)
Wish I could paint gossamer or translucence.
@peepso_user_331(Katryna Gagle)
@peepso_user_22(Jay Zerbe) I use it a lot but I think I need to use it with more specific intention.
4 months ago
@peepso_user_22(Jay Zerbe)
@peepso_user_331(Katryna Gagle) yes, glazing, which is what we are talking about is tedious. I'm usually just happy with a bit of transparency!
4 months ago