i was fascinated by the splendid handling his work
Suddenly he stopped making jewelry
He was staring at the turquoise ring I was wearing for a while.
Then he pointed at it and said, "I am the author of it !!!"
In a sudden
I was confused because I don't know what happened.
Without worrying about me, he started talking about the power of the universe in a spiritual way
At that time, I wasn't so interested in "fate,"
Anyhow he was keeping on telling me each type of natural stone has different meanings.
Even after returning home that day, the story of Natural stones was repeated in my head.
"want to know more!"
I was so curious
To plead to be an assistant
I went to Broadway to see him every single days.
He also gave me my thoughts,
At last I got to work as an assistant in the atelier in Harlem!
I got about $ 20 a day making parts for his work.
It was so fun to make, I couldn’t go home and kept on working with pliers until midnight .
There was also a time when I had a hammock hung in the living room and stayed in the atelier. Lol
He was very kind anytime I was in his atelier.
And sometime He showed appreciation to me giving me a dozen of delicious cakes from Chinatown.
or Giving me jewelry materials that I can use
That was why I started my original jewelry.
He was a master who treated me with great love.
One day It was the work of an unknown artist I saw at a convention
I went with him and I told him
"I can make this too!"
With a harsh tone
"Don't imitate! Challenge yourself and find your style!
Don't forget to respect other"
Only that time he was little angry. I was taught by Eugene,
The most important thing in a designer's life.
Even after 20 years, it's still a word to tell.
His work was Inspired by jewelry from African Emirate tribes
After so many years I lost in touch
There are also rumors that he is painting in Puerto Rico.
I would be very happy if my activities in Japan reached him.