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Maiko Takeda's Shadow Jewelry

Maiko Takeda Degree Collection (2009)

Numbers + logic + space form the common denominator in all Maiko Takeda pieces.

It's a world in which the simple will seem complicated and order turns to chaos. But do not be afraid to indulge, as at the end you will always find that the common denominator stands (right there at the bottom where it belongs).

Maiko Takeda grew up in Tokyo in a green and quiet area, a rarity for such an eclectic city.

As life goes, it would be exactly these small oddities of the big picture that would dominate her work.

It's not merely about the contrast its about respecting each shape, each material, each stone to the detail and evince all its diversity. With her the devil truly lies in the details.

After having moved to London she still seems to be as immune to modern pop culture as ever but then again isn't timelessness always the essential component, to an everlasting piece of art.

Degree Collection (2009):
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Jewelry Design BA 2009

The collection questions whether shadows might obtain a quality in themselves and can adorn the body as jewelry.

Although each piece simply consists of minimal and geometric elements, such as various sizes of circular holes, pristine outlines and forms, when the light shines through the piesce, the shadow unexpectedly appears as a photograph-like image of an organic form.

The light, the shadow and the body all work together to create an installation work, in which the shadow remains secret but when revealed forms the main part of the jewelry.

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