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Nail Designs, Tsumabeni, 2016

This is a Nail designs. It was designed by Naomi Yasuda. It is dated 2016. Its medium is nail polish, acrylic.

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.

This object was donated by Naomi Yasuda. It is credited 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.

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