photo_2021-08-15_17-29-59 photo_2021-08-15_17-30-01 photo_2021-08-15_17-30-02 photo_2021-08-15_17-30-03 photo_2021-08-15_17-30-04 photo_2021-08-15_17-30-05 photo_2021-08-15_17-30-06 photo_2021-08-15_17-30-07 Mariko Kusumoto Mariko Kusumoto creates absolutely incredible sculptures and accessories that resemble balloons. To create her ephemeral translucent objects, she uses the finest chiffon, heating it to desired temperature and allowing material to “memorize” desired shape. These works are then transformed into sculptural or 3D jewelry that can be worn around the neck, for example. Japanese by birth, the artist lives and works in America, in Massachusetts. Her works are in the permanent collections of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Swiss National Museum, Racine Art Museum, and the Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge.