Nail Designs, Tsumabeni, 2016
Naomi Yasuda creates mesmerizing nail designs that use color as a starting point. She often tops these tiny paintings with beads and ornaments, transforming nails from flat canvases into sculptural works of art. She grew up watching her grandmother, a kimono tailor, make garments from intricately patterned fabrics. The designs shown here, created for Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, are inspired by those traditional Japanese patterns.
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Courtesy of Naomi Yasuda.
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Its dimensions are
Each handform is approx. H x diam: 12 x 5 in (diam.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.