Shibumi Gallery : « Inner Worlds » April Higashi
opening / artist reception: Saturday, November 15th 5-8pm
Inner Worlds references the often over-looked relationship between the human senses and our visual stimuli. It is a rapport that can elicit feelings of beauty, peace, strength or inner tranquility and can be brought on by something as small as a reticulated stone, as immense as the night sky or by a chance encounter with a stranger who makes you take notice that the world is bigger than yourself.
« This body of work contains portals to my visual interpretation of nature’s random and subtle beauty. I hope these pieces might evoke a personal story or relationship we have with the environment and the world around us ». – April Higashi
« My work is inspired by a sense of beauty and the quiet reflection upon the irregular and imperfect hallowed qualities of nature. The pieces are both contemporary and ancient in feel using enamel, rose cut stones, natural diamonds and precious metals to create rich color fields, unique textures and unexpected relationships. My enamel work is often a homage to nature and captures the beauty and tranquility of its simple moments. I am attracted by the depth, richness and organic qualities that enamel and stone together convey .
With my work, I seek to create a simple sense of beauty and leave a timeless imprint for my audience’s reflection. »
April Higashi – Winter Light Pendant, agate, 18k white gold, diamonds, steel
April Higashi Orbit Moon Ring painted enamel, oxidized sterling silver, palladium, white gold, 1.5mm brilliant cut diamond
April Higashi -Shadow Brooch II, painted enamel, black diamonds, oxidized silver, 18k
1402 Fifth Street
CA . 94710 – USA
HOURS: Saturday 12-6pm & Sunday 12-5pm + by appointment during the week