My memory of childhood brought me to make “Vertebrae Collection”. The memory is about what I used to play and collected. However I see the time with my adult’s view now. Having translated my wooden snake toy to a line of small cubes I have combined minerals with my vertebrae lines. The minerals are also I used to collect as a child. So many things were in my treasure box, which didn’t have much value in money but it was fun to fill with. Now my memory works with my contemporary jewellery that has been transformed with precious and semi precious materials.
These vertebrae forms are a way of linking the organic and generative with the formal and mechanical. Geometric forms have a beautiful association with naturally generated structures.
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© Nobuko Okumura 2019