Artist: Sakurako Shimizu
I Love You #1 - #9
Artist statement: I strive to make jewelry that delivers new visual and psychological experiences. My sound waveform jewelry series started in 2006. I have created many unique pieces representing sounds of a wedding vows, personal messages, heartbeats and various everyday sounds that surround us. For "The Future is Inclusive" exhibition I asked nine New Yorkers to say "I love you" in their native languages: Arabic, English, German, Hindu, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. I believe that this project represents the wonderful "melting pot" culture of New York which makes this city so special. I hope to keep expanding this collection of recordings by adding more languages spoken in NYC.