Friday, October 24, 2014

BEAUTY: Art, Fashion, and Jewelry--Megan Mitchell

I am at a bit of a loss as to how to list the amazing work of Megan Mitchell... it is art certainly, but it also falls under the heading of fashion, especially since the world of beauty and fashion seems to be both Mitchell's muse and curse. And finally, it seems that she is working within the context of jewelry as accessories, celebrating both the exquisite (using faceted glass and sparkling beads) and the grotesque (she makes wounds, gashes, rashes, boils, scars, and other assorted enemies of commercialized feminine beauty). Her work reminds me of the fine jewelry of Kali Arulpragasam, previously here, who creates wearable bullet holes and knife slashes out of gold and semi-precious stones.

Top to bottom: Gash; Pox (view); Pox (view); Scar Tissue; Scratch (view); Scratch (view); Unwanted Hair; Weeping Wound

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