Mia Simiao Shen
It’s a great pleasure and
privilege to be able to write some words about Mia Simiao Shen
Mia is– as every single
one at the studio–not only a goldsmith, she is an artist, in the most unbelievable way
In her own words, “I
explore the power of visual beauty and utilize basic visual elements such as,
line, colour, shape, texture, direction, and dimension in my jewellery
Her work uses a combination of traditional
metalsmithing techniques with an industrial-looking approach to design, going from hand production methods to
machine-aided production. using laser to cut the wood she added among many
other materials to her pieces.
One of her incredible
pieces is this brooch pictured below.
Materials: Sterling silver, Indian rose wood. Technique: fabrication and laser
cut. 7.5cm h x 7.7 cm w x 3cm d.
This second brooch, in
Sterling silver, and wood demonstrates the pinnacle of her design and fabrication
Materials: Sterling silver, wenge wood. Technique: fabrication and laser cut.
6cm h x 8.2cm w x 2.5cm d.
The last one of her pieces
pictured on the blog today is the Magnetic Bracelet.
Materials:Steel, Sterling silver, magnets, acetate, and wax.
I call these untitled
pieces, Beauty 1, Beauty 2, and Beauty 3
Wikipedia defines the experience
of “beauty” often involves an interpretation of some entity as being
in balance and harmony with nature, which may lead to feelings of attraction and emotional well-being. Because this can be a subjective experience, it is often said that
“beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
Dear Sunday readers, I
leave you here, a piece of imagination and creativity that I hope will enrich