Brooch consisting of recycled expired coupons necklace consisting of recycled USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal Bracelet of recycled newspaper comic strips

Holly Anne Mitchell

Holly Anne Mitchell Jewelry
Indianapolis,
IN
Booth 39
About this Exhibitor / Bio: 

For nearly 28 years, I've had an endless fascination with newspaper. It began with an assignment in a metalsmithing class. I had to create a piece of jewelry which did not consist of any traditional materials (no metal, precious stones, etc.). I chose newspaper. I love to push the boundaries of it's text, color and content. For example, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today have very different fonts. I love to juxtapose them to create wonderful rich textural patterns. I use Comic Strips because the characters' expressive faces contain bold, bright and powerful colors. I use Expired Coupons because the textural patterns of many elements including the UPC Bar Codes are reminiscent of African Kente cloth. I strive to bring out these aesthetic strengths to create jewelry which is equally interesting both on and off the body. I truly believe the ordinary (such as newspaper) can be extraordinary.

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2008 2011 2017 2019