“Spiral” is what came through from the inspirations behind this project. Cultural tassel form for both Chinese and Japanese is known as a sacred symbol such as harmony, purity, life, journey, universe, sky, etc.
A single line extends to a small continuous circle that creates three-dimensional spiral. It may go on forever and never complete, also never the same.
Each piece is consisted of various sizes of coil which are attached by soldering, then rolled and stretched. So they are slightly different in shape and size.
Sayumi Yokouchi was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to the United States in 1989 to study jewelry and metalsmithing at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, California. She now lives and works in both Brooklyn, NY and Tokyo. She has been a guest lecturer and teacher at schools across the U.S. and she’s a current faculty member at NYU. Sayumi Yokouchi has exhibited her work all over the world, from California to China.