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Miao He

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Published: 14.02.2020

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In my work, decay is a beauty from a special perspective as if it is a sign of the potential of growing a new life in the process of decline.
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Miao He. Object: Decay, 2019. Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper, found object (antique silver milk jug).. 9 x 7 x 18 cm. Photo by: Shuoyuan Bai. Miao He
Object: Decay, 2019
Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper, found object (antique silver milk jug).
9 x 7 x 18 cm
Photo by: Shuoyuan Bai
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Miao He. Brooch: Curve, 2019. Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper, agate, stainless steel (pin).. 5 x 3.5 x 9.5 cm. Photo by: Yunchen Chen. Miao He
Brooch: Curve, 2019
Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper, agate, stainless steel (pin).
5 x 3.5 x 9.5 cm
Photo by: Yunchen Chen
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Miao He. Brooch: Curve, 2019. Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper, agate, stainless steel (pin).. 5 x 3.5 x 9.5 cm. Photo by: Yunchen Chen. Back view.. Miao He
Brooch: Curve, 2019
Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper, agate, stainless steel (pin).
5 x 3.5 x 9.5 cm
Photo by: Yunchen Chen

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Miao He. Brooch: Curve II, 2019. Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper, agate, lapis, stainless steel (pin).. 4.5 x 11 x 14 cm. Photo by: Yunchen Chen. Miao He
Brooch: Curve II, 2019
Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper, agate, lapis, stainless steel (pin).
4.5 x 11 x 14 cm
Photo by: Yunchen Chen
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Miao He. Brooch: Curve II, 2019. Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper, agate, lapis, stainless steel (pin).. 4.5 x 11 x 14 cm. Photo by: Yunchen Chen. Side view.. Miao He
Brooch: Curve II, 2019
Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper, agate, lapis, stainless steel (pin).
4.5 x 11 x 14 cm
Photo by: Yunchen Chen

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Miao He. Brooch: Growth, 2019. Copper, silver, garlic skin, stainless steel (pin).. 12 x 10 x 16 cm. Photo by: Yunchen Chen. Miao He
Brooch: Growth, 2019
Copper, silver, garlic skin, stainless steel (pin).
12 x 10 x 16 cm
Photo by: Yunchen Chen
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Miao He. Ring: Leaf, 2019. Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper, pearl.. 6 x 5 x 10 cm. Photo by: Thomas Yu. Miao He
Ring: Leaf, 2019
Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper, pearl.
6 x 5 x 10 cm
Photo by: Thomas Yu
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Miao He. Ring: Leaf, 2019. Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper, pearl.. 6 x 5 x 10 cm. Photo by: Thomas Yu. Back view.. Miao He
Ring: Leaf, 2019
Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper, pearl.
6 x 5 x 10 cm
Photo by: Thomas Yu

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Miao He. Brooch: Twig, 2019. Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper, agate, stainless steel (pin).. 8 x 7.5 x 11 cm. Photo by: Shuoyuan Bai. Miao He
Brooch: Twig, 2019
Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper, agate, stainless steel (pin).
8 x 7.5 x 11 cm
Photo by: Shuoyuan Bai
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Miao He. Brooch: Vein, 2019. Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper, pearl, stainless steel (pin).. 7 x 10.5 x 14.5 cm. Photo by: Shuoyuan Bai. Miao He
Brooch: Vein, 2019
Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper, pearl, stainless steel (pin).
7 x 10.5 x 14.5 cm
Photo by: Shuoyuan Bai
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Miao He. Earrings: Untitled, 2019. Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper.. 3 x 2 x 7.5 cm. Photo by: Shuoyuan Bai. Miao He
Earrings: Untitled, 2019
Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper.
3 x 2 x 7.5 cm
Photo by: Shuoyuan Bai
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Miao He. Brooch: Blooming, 2018. Garlic bottom, sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).. 7 x 7.5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Justin Chan. Miao He
Brooch: Blooming, 2018
Garlic bottom, sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).
7 x 7.5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Justin Chan
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Miao He. Brooch: Blooming, 2018. Garlic bottom, sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).. 7 x 7.5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Justin Chan. Side view.. Miao He
Brooch: Blooming, 2018
Garlic bottom, sterling silver, stainless steel (pin).
7 x 7.5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Justin Chan

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Miao He. Brooch: Bloom, 2019. Silver, garlic peel, stainless steel (pin).. From series: Bloom. Miao He
Brooch: Bloom, 2019
Silver, garlic peel, stainless steel (pin).
From series: Bloom
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Miao He. Ring: Bloom Time, 2016. Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper.. 7.5 x 6.5 x 10 cm. Miao He
Ring: Bloom Time, 2016
Garlic peel, sterling silver, copper.
7.5 x 6.5 x 10 cm
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Intro
Miao He was born and raised in Beijing, China. Since 2015, she has been studying in the graduate jewelry program at the Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia, USA.  The main focus in her study is Product Design, on which she worked during her undergraduate study at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology from 2009 to 2013. She recently finished her M.F.A. degree, and now she continues jewelry research of her organic material works in the United States.

Statement

Decay is part of the journey toward the end of life for all organic matter and is a well-known rule in the world. The meaning of decay is negative and often related to death. People think decay is ugly. In my work, decay is a beauty from a special perspective as if it is a sign of the potential of growing a new life in the process of decline.
Through the body of work, I try to explain the vitality behind the original decay in existence. The material that everyone throws away becomes a piece of precious jewelry, the fragility translated into hard metallic substance and the death reversed into a new life. When the garlic peel turns to a brooch, a ring or a pair of earrings, it is no longer useless but becomes the entity of value. Each of the components of garlic peel is growing in their way.
Everyone sees decay pass by time and might feel sad that no way to stop it. However, we can absorb the negative emotion, and translate in the paradoxes in life that reviewed as the beauty of decay. 

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2020:
Exhibition  21 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020  SCAD Jewelry Graduate Association at American Craft Show 2020.
2019:
Exhibition  19 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019  Discover Design Innovation at SCAD's NYC Jewelry Week Pop-Up.
Exhibition  20 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019  Selected Artists and Collectives at Autor 2019.

Publications      View / hide publications

Catalogue:  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects 2019. Le-Department:  Barcelona,  2019
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Online Article:  IDA Design Awards 2016 Student Winner. Savannah College of Art and Design:  Savannah,  2016
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