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Mielle Harvey: A Natural History

Exhibition  /  23 Apr 2009  -  14 May 2009
Published: 14.04.2009
Mielle Harvey. Pendant: Untitled, 2009. Silver. Mielle Harvey
Pendant: Untitled, 2009
Silver
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(...)Mielle Harvey uses jewellery and drawings to explore her emotional response to the tension between life and death, mortality, and the fragility of existence. Nature is her muse. She presents its beauty along with its disquieting qualities.(...)

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Mielle Harvey
Mielle Harvey uses jewellery and drawings to explore her emotional response to the tension between life and death, mortality, and the fragility of existence. Nature is her muse. She presents its beauty along with its disquieting qualities. 
The jewellery of Mielle Harvey consists of naturalistic insects and birds, caterpillars and moths, made of metal, bone and other jewellery materials. One notable group depicts dead birds, sculpted and cast into silver, hanging from string and wearable as pendants. These are like relics, paying homage to these small dead creatures, and serve as reminders of the fragility of life and its cyclical nature. Perhaps one wouldn’t think of dead birds as graceful and beautiful—but these are exactly that.
Also included in the show are Harvey’s drawings, based on photographs she has taken of often overlooked details, mysterious paths or ominous vistas of garden and woods. These drawings depict natural scenes but also the artist’s emotional state when creating them. They may take you down a path in the woods, or a journey of your own inner fears.

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Opening Reception to meet the artist: Thursday evening 6 -8 pm, April 23 2009
Mielle Harvey. Pendant: Untitled, 2009. Silver. Mielle Harvey
Pendant: Untitled, 2009
Silver
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Mielle Harvey. Pendant: Untitled, 2009. Mixed media. Mielle Harvey
Pendant: Untitled, 2009
Mixed media
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Mielle Harvey. Pendant: Untitled, 2009. Mixed media. Mielle Harvey
Pendant: Untitled, 2009
Mixed media
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Mielle Harvey. Pendant: Untitled, 2009. Silver. Mielle Harvey
Pendant: Untitled, 2009
Silver
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Mielle Harvey. Pendant: Untitled, 2009. Silver. Mielle Harvey
Pendant: Untitled, 2009
Silver
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Mielle Harvey. Pendant: Untitled, 2009. Silver. Mielle Harvey
Pendant: Untitled, 2009
Silver
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