One-of-a-kind handmade sterling and gold vermeil pin with pyrite and garnet by Japanese/American jewelry artist Yumi Ueno; approximately 2-1/4" x 2-3/4"; inscribed on reverse in script: "Yumi Ueno"; fine condition.


A similar brooch by Yumi Ueno was shown on the cover of  Lapidary Journal in April of 2000 in which her work was featured.

Yumi Ueno atteded Musahshino Art University in Tokyo and later studied metalsmithing at Barnsdale Art Center in Los Angeles. Her work has been on exhibition at several prestigious museums and galleries around the country and is "sought-after by collectors with an eye for the best in new and upcoming young artists."

Yumi is the recipient of several awards; most notably 'best of show' award at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art at the ACC show in San Francisco.

Paul Klee was a big influence on Yumi's developing aesthetic sensibility, and Wendy Ramshaw is the jewelry-artist that she credits as having the most impact on her career and direction as an artist-jeweler. Yumi sees her work as an expression of the mysterious and primeval forces of nature, such as "light, wind, space, and time." In the future Yumi wants to concentrate more on sculpture, a direction to which her unique oeuvre is well suited. (taken from, "Yumi Ueno, Jewelry Artist" by Patrick Kapty, MODERN SILVER magazine, June-July, 2002 .

1,050.00 (item #C512)