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Clusters of Diaphanous Textile Sculptures by Mariko Kusumoto Evoke the Ocean Floor
July 1, 2022 (updated July 1, 2022) Published by artistvenu
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.