K’s art is accessory. While scrolling through her Twitter page, you can find all sorts of pieces, from jewelry to bags to sunglasses and then some. Her start came from an inspiration by her love for video games and anime. When she was younger, her Grandma bought her a Gameboy Advance. Through that, she became entangled in the video game and anime scenes, often using the two as an escape while simultaneously connecting back to her own reality.
In correspondence with her love of anime and video games, younger K dreamed of growing up to become an artist. She was infatuated with drawing, point and shoot photography, graphic design, and visual art. As her art grew, so did her passion for exposing it. She took to creating an Etsy shop featuring her work. Things were fine, but as schoolwork added heavy pressure to her life, she would temporarily step away from her shop although it never left her mind. Her passion didn’t stop though. She knew that her passion for art drew from the same ideas conveyed in her video games and anime: she wanted to bridge the fantasy with reality, combining the artistic world with the world of fandom. With this in mind after college, K revisited her Etsy shop.
K is popular for her earrings, but her jeweled out journey didn’t begin until a little later in her life. At 19, she got her ears pierced and would from there begin to collect earrings. Her love for the accessories sparked inspiration, and soon after she began researching about creating designs and laser-cutting her work. By October of 2019, iconografi (a play on of the word iconography) was born not only as a way to showcase and distribute her work to the masses, but also as a way to create a place for her art to fit in.
K’s creative process is the definition of iconography—she takes inspiration from video games and anime, and creates pieces and artwork based on that inspiration. When designing, she likes to take a look back at her other pieces, finding creative strengths and thinking about the tools she has to make something spectacular. She takes a look at the rest of the art world, and in return makes something really unique. Finding stencils, designing from scratch, thinking about the geometry of her pieces, and then sketching it all out takes time, but the results are undeniable talent.