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lee-hagaLee Haga’s jewelry reflects his appreciation of simple, uncluttered forms…nothing in excess, like a haiku. “During the years that I lived on the Oregon coast, I was continually inspired by the beauty of the coast line. I am drawn to the abstract shapes found on a beach, like a wave surrounding a rock, or a cliff protruding sharply into the volume of the sea. The Oregon coast is similar to Japan’s coast, and my personal aesthetics mirrors their philosophy of wabi-sabi, or rustic simplicity. In my jewelry and sculpture, I endeavor to combine contemporary Western metalsmithing techniques, like reticulation, hydraulic press or anti-clastic forming, with Japanese aesthetics and appreciation of natural materials.”

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