M. Hisae [hee-sigh] is the jewelry portfolio of California-born, Northwest Connecticut-t-based artist Michelle Hisae Nakata-Murray. She is of Japanese, Slovenian, and Polish descent.
Michelle's practice centers around creating a visual and material form of ancestral language, tapping into both the known and lost parts of her lineage. Michelle's work is an exploration into a multi-cultural existence, her continuous spiritual study, feminine-masculine inquiries, and the abundant miracles in the cycles in nature. She sees jewelry as a powerful tool in honoring desire and utilizing beauty to heal wounds, recommit to oneself, and invite new visions of what's possible.
M. Hisae is a portfolio of fine jewelry evoking inner landscapes, unspoken languages, nuance, balance, and the inherent wisdom in metal, gemstones, and ancient craft.