Archive for December 2, 2014

Artist of the moment…….Jamie Okuma



Jamie Okuma is a Native American artist renown for her work with beads and the fashion world.

Jamie Okuma was born in Glendale, California in the year 1977. Okuma grew up on the La Jolla Reservation in California. The artist attended the School of the Institute of American Indian Art. Her father was of Hawaiian decent. Her mother was of Native American descent( Luiseno and Shoshone- Bannock.

She turned to the fashion world as she had become exhausted with the mediums she was working in. She had been working with beads and dolls for the most part.

She made her first miniature dress whilst in high school.

Below we visit the studio of Jamie Okuma:

One work with a figure takes on average four months to complete. Okuma goes into great detail in parts of her work except the face.

For time periods the artist focuses on clothes and fashion that were popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

She is based out of the La Jolla Reservation in San Diego County.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Its great to see clothes and similar designs that were popular in the 1800s and 1900s come back en vogue again. Okuma’s dolls have a tremendous amount of detail.