Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Featured Artist: MelissaPedersen
MelissaPedersen's silver jewelry is at once modern and suggestive of the natural world.
Melissa says: "As a child my mother kept a very large, beautiful garden. She would plant colourful flowers and grow vegetables from seeds. After the long winter my mothers garden would come alive, the little pale green shoots seeming to have a pure innocence, unaware of the optimism they created. In a short time the empty earth would be celebrating, full of lush life, vibrant petals and bursting blooms.
It is in the garden that I find my inspiration, especially in the spring. The early sprout, the budding leaf, and the seed pod are symbols I use deliberately in my practice. These elements of new life represent for me perseverance, potential and hope. I realize life has many winter seasons, but it is also full of cycles. When a spring season enters my life I choose to capture it, and treasure it, using it as a reminder for the future. By capturing different elements of nature and using them in my jewellery I am able to preserve and treasure what may only be here for a fleeting moment."
I'm most likely to wear this argentium silver teardrop pendant: http://bit.ly/kEHdr
Visit her shop at http://melissapedersen.etsy.com
Or visit her website to see many more of her beautiful works: http://melissapedersen.com