I always love everything that Maya makes over at Little Treasures, so it’s no surprise that I love the things that inspire her as well. I was immediately captured by her post about crochet jewelry artist Miho Fujita and was compelled to find out more information about the artist if I could. I found her website, along with an online shop selling her work, and was able to get Google to loosely translate enough for me to get a sense of the artist. I also began to follow her on Instagram where I saw that she also does plant-based yarn dyeing.
Organic Crochet Art
One thing that immediately stands out about this artist’s work is that it looks organic. It looks like it has been inspired by nature, almost as if it could have grown from the ground itself. You can see when you check out the artist’s Instagram that indeed there are many photos of flowers and leaves that obviously inspire the work. But you don’t need to see that inspiration to see it in the work; it’s there in the curves, the mushroom-caps and the layering of leaf work. It’s there in the colors that have been dyed from natural materials.
I would love to know more about where the artist is from. I gathered that she’s from Katagami, a city in the Akita prefecture of Japan. I learned that it’s a lagoon-like area, one of the few parts of Japan that’s actually below sea level, and I saw some beautiful images of trees from the area by doing an online search. I wonder if this has inspired the artist’s work at all?
From what I can tell, the artist attended an Arts and Crafts College in Japan and began showing her work in various exhibitions in 2009. She has participated consistently in arts exhibits or events since.
Micro Crochet Art
I also love that this is micro crochet. I’m having a huge fascination with tiny crochet recently, and I’m loving artists that incorporate the use of small crochet into their work. A small hook and a lot of patience seems to have gone into each of these pieces, and this loving hand creates art that is different from any other. We see that hand in Fujitamiho’s work.
Crochet Art Jewelry
Most of this crochet art serves a function – decoration in the form of jewelry art. It’s designed to be worn. Little balls become earrings and brooches, sometimes with pearls in the center.
And Crochet as Art
When it’s not being worn, the pieces are clearly art pieces. They could hang in a gallery. They could be framed, as they look to be sitting inside of their boxes. It’s inspiring work.
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