The jewellery I create is much like words and images, but concealed in shapes that are borrowed from nature. I utilise botanical elements such as shape, colour and texture and transform them into wearable objects that I hope closely engages the wearer or viewer of the piece, triggering an emotional response and inspiration.
Yuko Fujita is a Melbourne based artist who completed Gold and Silversmithing at NMIT TAFE in 2002, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT University and was the recipient of the Don Begbie Award for Excellence in Gold and Silversmithing in 2005. She was a finalist in the City of Hobart Art Prize in 2006.
Yuko has exhibited in various shows, including Latitude at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre in 2007 and the Marzee International Graduate Show, Galerie Marzee in the Netherlands in 2006. In 2010 she had a solo exhibition called KODAMA – Return To Me at e.g.etal in Melbourne and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor which toured nationally from 2011 to 2014. She was also a finalist of the National Contemporary Jewellery Award, Griffith Gallery in 2012.