Saturday, 27 March 2010
Melanie Bilenker Jewelry
The jewelery by Melanie Bilenker features something I really like - the beauty of everyday life. Her beautiful rings and broochers show moments as ordinary as combing your hair or talking on the phone. Melanie lets you enter the most intimate moments of someone's life (is it Melanie herself?) and keep them on a beautiful piece of jewelery.
The Victorians kept lockets of hair and miniature portraits painted with ground hair and pigment to secure the memory of a lost love. In much the same way, I secure my memories through photographic images rendered in lines of my own hair, the physical remnants. I do not reproduce events, but quiet minutes, the mundane, the domestic, the ordinary moments.