Emiko is a Japanese artist aiming to challenge associations of metal with heaviness; for her, it becomes light. Until her work began, metals other than aluminium and titanium could not be coloured. She is the first Japanese jewellery artist to employ the electrolytic colouring used in this range of work. Many other artists now use this technique. She is a pioneer with many influences, such as origami and closely observing flowers blooming in nature. Her work has been exhibited across the globe and is now held in the collection of the National Museum of Scotland.