Mielle Harvey presents work from her current series called "Silver Scenes" The title is a nostalgic reference to the "silver screen". Like film stills, each piece is like a window that captures and preserves a glimpse of an ephemeral moment....as portraits of transience.
Mielle Harvey: Moments of Sky. "Throughout my work, I am continually exploring the theme of 'momento mori', to create narratives about our relationship to nature and impermanence. The "timelessness" of jewelry, and the permanence of metalwork in particular, makes it an interesting medium for exploring ideas around mortality. I see my jewelry as a visual elegy, through which I pay homage to preciousness that we often overlook--found in this endless flux of growth and decay. By depicting transience and vulnerability, I try to evoke a sense of empathy and enliven how we see the world around us."
Recent works of jewelry created by painting and drawing directly on thin sheets of silver, and works on paper using graphite, pastel and oil paint techniques. " This series is an exciting synthesis of my interests--drawing and painting have always been a vital, but less public part of my practice." EXHIBITION October 8 - 28 2016.