MEET YOUR MAKER : Mielle Harvey

Currently featured in a solo spotlight at our gallery, MIELLE HARVEY creates beautiful jewelry depicting wasps, bees and intimate cloudscapes in a universal way.

I am fascinated by bees and wasps, and also the structures they create. In my artwork, which includes drawings, paintings, and jewelry, I often reference paper wasp nests and honeycombs. For me, working with hexagonal structures is a meditative process that allows me to experiment with materials and ideas for manipulating space.

Mielle Harveyvia Art Jewelry Forum
left: Bee’s Nest Brooch. Oil painting on silver with 23k gold leaf, steel, and silk thread. One of a kind.
right: Detail of Graphite Hive VII. Oil paint and pigment on Arches oil paper.

A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design and the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Mielle engages a multidisciplinary practice that includes painting, drawing, jewelry, and small sculpture. Her works explore the tension between life, mortality and the fragility of existence. Often depicting animals and nature in different stages of decomposition and transition, her work is simultaneously intimate and universal. We are reminded that all of nature is waxing and waning. Mielle’s work can be seen in public and private collections around the world.