Manami Aoki

(Japan, 1995)

young talent acquisition 2019

two brooches from the series ‘Hair of the Wood’, 2018 and 2017
cypress, silver, stainless steel
70 x 60 x 30 mm and 100 x 30 x 30 mm

Manami Aoki (*1995) graduated from Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery in Tokyo in 2017 and won the Talente Award in Munich in 2019. Manami Aoki says the following about her work: “In our general impression, wood is a hard material. However, I spent a lot of time hammering and untying it. Through this experiment, I discovered that each piece of wood is composed by many wooden fibers, looking like human hair all messed up and untidy after sleep. Therefore, I want to make it tidy with a comb.”