Ben Cooke-Akaiwa


Ben Cooke-Akaiwa Jewelry
Bloomington, IN, United States

2.5 x 2.5 x 0.25 inches

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This work is a reflection on my brief time in Japan and my desire to connect with a lost heritage. I am seeking to understand while coming from a foreign perspective. Traditional textile patterns have been faithfully recreated on the back and distorted and enlarged on the front. Both faces try to line up but don’t quite fit together.

Ben is a contemporary jeweler in Bloomington, IN. He graduated from Indiana University in May of 2019 with a BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design. He has exhibited his work internationally and participated in several artist residencies in The United States. His current work emphasizes soft geometric forms with bold colors, designed for everyone.

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