emiko oye

emiko’s Gallery

emiko oye of San Francisco Ca recycles and repurposes LEGO® pieces to create her unique jewelry for all ages. Smithsonian artist who makes Lego Crown Jewels is inspired by hardware, haute couture, and salvaged materials, San Francisco artist emiko oye creates one-of-a-kind urban jewelry and conceptual sculptures from recycled plastics and non-precious materials. Utilizing industrial scrap, discarded toys and LEGO®, her works strive to subtly transform the identity of everyday mundane objects to create new dialogues about our relationships with the environment and our culture. Active in the Bay Area art community, she is on the Board of Directors for the Metal Arts Guild, gives lectures on how to survive as an artist, and facilitates community recycled jewelry projects through her Accessorize with Toys workshops. Her work is shown in museums and galleries across the US and Europe and is in the Museum of Contemporary Craft’s Teaching Collection

emiko_oye_200 -Excited to share my debut collaboration with the LEGO Group for their LEGO Friends division as an “Influencer” – creating LIFE HACK projects to encourage girls to think “outside-the-box”. Under the expertise of M2Film production company in Aarhus, Denmark, I got in front of the camera to show my artistic process and the build. Watch these entertaining videos on the LEGO YouTube channel