The irrepressable Miel-Margarita Paredes is a gift to us all, hailing from Wisconson. Her repousse and fabrication ingenuity have resulted in pieces that are as suited to gallers walls as they are to craft museum displays. Anyone familiar with repousse will instantly note the quality, skill and difficulty of the projects gives have life to – what we are observing here is a prodigy, able to produce work that takes many years of practice for others. In particular, her functional items are displays of skillfully finding the imaginative plasticity of the metal, such as her “Ruminant Pillbox”, her exquisite bird and octopus teapots, her toys, and her “Luna Moth Tea Infuser”. Fortunately, this artist’s career is just beginning, and her energy (a vital component of a metal worker) promises much more to come.
Artist’s Website: http://www.mielmargarita.com