Mimi Roy's Profile
When asked why I choose to make art I smile and simply say because it makes me happy. I'm delightly every time I find a vintage treasure to upcycle and create a piece from its dented, scratched, history filled surface.
I use recycled mixed metals such as silver, copper and brass. I came upon this medium quite by accident. I had a copper pot sitting on my work table, when I glanced up at it, I didn't see the pot but a pair of funky earrings. That put the ball in motion for me to scour shops for vintage platters, bowls, plates and cutlery. Each piece intrigues me because there are so many secrets, history and mystery locked in their blemished, tarnished exteriors. You never know what was served on these beautiful pieces, or who might have eaten from them. Some pieces date back to the early 1900's when times were simplier.
By using upcycled metal I am doing every part to keep the beauty of jewelry, without…
- Joined December 14, 2010