MeloniMitchell

Meloni Mitchell

Portland, Oregon · 0 Sales

MeloniMitchell

Meloni Mitchell

Portland, Oregon 0 Sales On Etsy since 2011

Meloni Mitchell

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Meloni Mitchell

Welcome! My name is Meloni Mitchell. I am an American artist, designer, and model living in Portland, Oregon with my husband, Roberto Calbucci and our 2 year old son, Skylar Rey. Roberto is also an artist (painter) and we spend our days working on our projects. I have my own online shop where I sell my work, but I've decided to add some items here on etsy to make them visible to a wider audience. I have been making things all my life and I put a lot of love and attention into everything I make. I studied painting, sculpture, performance art and fashion design at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles and I have a BFA in Fine Arts. Inspired by nature and individuality, I create pieces one by one and everything is completely handmade by me.

My "T-Shirt" series was the first project I made available to the public and I really enjoy making them. Each piece is one of a kind and has its own personality, just like the wearer. The first round of Project "T-Shirt" consisted of a series of 7 different T-Shirts, and then the project was expanded and currently there are 21 individual T-Shirts in existence. They are inspired by minerals, mountains, the earth and the solar system. This series of T-Shirts are all handmade and individually "painted", using an extensive process of hand applied procedures. The shirts are cut from a large sheet of pure white 100% cotton, using one basic pattern designed specifically for this series [+ one "unisex" style pattern for T/7]. Each T-Shirt is then sewn by hand, and then hand "painted" and distressed, utilizing a variety of natural chemical compounds [salt NaCl, water H2O, hydrogen peroxide H2O2, natural enzymes EC 3.2.1.4, natural pigments, and physical processes of sun-bleaching, soaking, and surface abrasion. At the very end of the process, some pieces are hand-shredded and embellished with topstitching. This is a limited edition and all are one of a kind.

Project "Untitled" is an extension of Project "T-Shirt". Project "Untitled" will be an ongoing project--currently from U/1 to U/9. "Untitled" is a continuation of the experimentation of Project "T-Shirt", with an emphasis on new shapes, textures, and movement. The process is similar to Project "T-Shirt", always inspired by nature and the Universe, and extensively studied with careful consideration of wearability and functionality. There is also a focus on the element of extreme softness incorporated into Project "Untitled", thereby giving the wearer a heightened sense of comfort and well-being. New work is currently in progress. Handmade. Limited Edition.

My jewelry line is the newest of my projects. I carve and sculpt each piece by hand, and every piece is original. The M.M. jewelry collection is inspired by earth, ancient civilizations, nature, magic, ritual, protection, and the idea of timelessness -- this collection is rooted in time, and at the same time, defies it. The design is minimal and distressed to evoke the signs of time, creating a dynamic surface with empty holes that conjure missing stones. The metals used in the collection are sterling silver and bronze. Realized entirely by hand from beginning to end, the pieces are carved in wax, transformed into metal using the ancient practice of lost wax casting, and then cleaned, polished, oxidized, and stamped with the initials M.M. Each piece is cast only once and is original and one of a kind. With the mould being broken after each piece is cast -- there is no possibility of reproducing any piece twice.

Thanks for looking and feel free to contact me with any questions!

Meloni Mitchell

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    Meloni Mitchell is an American artist, designer, and model currently living in Portland, Oregon. She studied painting, sculpture, performance art and fashion design at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles and has a BFA in Fine Arts.

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Returns and exchanges will be accepted on unworn / unused items within 15 days of purchase. Custom and sale pieces are final and cannot be returned or exchanged. Before sending anything in the mail, please send an email to have the return or exchange approved to melonimitchell [!at] gmail.com. Upon arrival of the unworn / unused / undamaged item(s) you will be credited minus all shipping charges. Return shipping charges are the responsibility of the customer. Customer satisfaction is very important to me, so if you have a problem with your purchase I will do my best to accomodate you. Please feel free to communicate with me about any questions or concerns.
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