He may be the creator of the most famous wave in art history, but ancient Japanese Ukiyo-e artist Hokusai had a secret weapon: his daughter. Momoko Hatano’s newest collection immortalises one of history’s most famous quiet achievers in recycled Australian sterling, gold crystal and pearl. “I think the pursuit of rediscovering these hidden stories and researching them is what resonates with me,” says Hatano.
In self-confessed awe of its cultural heritage, Japanese designer Momoko Hatano’s newest collection riffs on the crisp white shirt of the jewellery world: the hoop earring. Originally trained as a painter in Sydney, Momoko’s specialty is the natural progression of her art, her career in jewellery borne from her drawing skill. Completely hand fabricated, her work is elegant and quietly fierce - sometimes simultaneously. So is she.
100% recycled sterling silver
Swarovski crystal pearls
7.7 cm drop approx
1.2 mm thickness