Art Moment: Holly Anne Mitchell

Meet jewellery artist Holly Anne Mitchell.  She uses newspapers and other print materials to make hand-formed, and stitched jewellery. Her one of a kind bracelets, brooches and more are made of paper and are sealed in a non-toxic, moisture-resistant coating.,h_750,al_c,q_85,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/fc2db1_5f6b78ac538f4032b1dc6a8468429eb4~mv2_d_3888_3240_s_4_2.webp

From Holly Anne Mitchell’s site: “Holly Anne began exploring newspaper as an artistic medium back in 1990 while studying metalsmithing at The University Of Michigan. She had an assignment to create a piece of jewelry which did not consist of any traditional jewelry materials (no metal, precious stones, etc.). “I chose the Chicago Tribune newspaper comic strips because of their bold, vibrant color patterns and the character’s facial expressions. I discovered the best way to bring out these aesthetic strengths is to transform the newspaper into beads. I’ve been exploring this material ever since.”,h_1000,al_c,q_85,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/fc2db1_bab3e746715e49869b8b17f6a5ed5b43~mv2_d_3427_3427_s_4_2.webp

Video of artist with her work at the Smithsonian Craft Show.

Paper artist Holly Anne Mitchell of recycles comic strips and ads to create her beautiful #jewelry. She explained her creative process in this video. #smithsoniancraftshow2018#smithsoniancraftshowsswc#nationalbuildingmuseum#americancrafts#dcevents#thingstododc#finecraft#dccraft#washingtondc#handmade#craftsmanship#contemporarydesign#paper#craftshow

Posted by Smithsonian Craft + Design Show on Saturday, April 28, 2018

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