Still life - Fruit silver dish
‘Things are either devolving toward, or evolving from ‘nothingness’.’*
‘Things are beautiful because they are fleeting’*.
Miki Asai’s jewellery is inspired by intangible and those fleeting and changeable phenomenon, and how this portrays the nature of everything in the world. Her aesthetics and concept are strongly based on her Japanese aesthetic that finds beauty in impermanence, imperfection, transience and ephemerality.
She creates jewellery that captures and preserves momentary beauty to own the fragments of a fleeting world, life and everything.
* (Leonard Karen, Wabi-Sabi for artists, Designers, poets & Philosophers)
Materials: Wood, Japanese paper, Japanese lacquer, eggshell, mineral pigment, silverleaf, silver, steel wire
Measurement: 70 x 40 x 15 mm