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October 7, 2020

Miel Margarita Paredes _ A Herd, A Plague, A Murmuration

Miel-Margarita Paredes (b. 1977, Fiji)
A Herd, A Plague, A Murmuration
Discarded/recycled #2 and #5 plastics, 2019
Dimensions variable

Scrollwork Lobster
$150. (colors vary, please inquire)

Scrollwork Mouse
$70. (colors vary, please inquire)

Fly Rosette
$50. (colors vary, please inquire)

Miel-Margarita Paredes debut solo exhibition of her sculptures was Wholesome Assembly Required in November 2001 Anno Domini.

About the Artist
Miel-Margarita Paredes is a metalsmith, jewelry maker and stop-motion puppet skeleton builder. She was born in Suva, Fiji, where her neighbors owned a pig named Houdini because of his frequent attempts to escape into the mangrove swamp. Memories of that large smelly animal and the delicious dinner he became have stayed with Miel through her adult life, while she studied metalsmithing at California College of Art and Craft in Oakland and the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Her metalwork incorporates the animal figure and traditional ornamental devices to interpret the ways in which we humans manipulate our environment and the creatures in it to suit our needs. In 2019 she participated in the GLEAN artist residency at the Portland Metro Transfer station, collecting discarded plastics and making chased copper molds to recycle the plastic into ornamental scrollwork animals for A Herd, A Plague, A Murmuration. When not working on art or jewelry, she makes stop-motion puppet armatures at Shadowmachine animation studio. She lives with her husband, two children, two cats, five fish and is attempting to grow a wildflower garden outside her home studio window.

Posted by Anno Domini


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