Holly Anne Mitchell Newspaper Jewelry

Holly Anne Mitchell Newspaper Jewelry

About The Artist

Holly Anne Mitchell • Indianapolis, IN

I have a tremendous fascination with newspaper. It began with an assignment in a metalsmithing class. I had to create a piece of jewelry which did not consist of any traditional materials (no metal, precious stones, etc.). I chose newspaper. I love to push the boundaries of it's text, color and content. I strive to bring out these aesthetic strengths to create jewelry which is equally interesting both on and off the body. I truly believe the ordinary (such as newspaper) can be extraordinary.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

I love to juxtapose elements of newspaper to create wonderful rich textural and color patterns. For example, I use Comic Strips because the characters' expressive faces contain bold, bright and powerful colors. I use Expired Coupons because the textural patterns of many elements including the UPC Bar Codes are reminiscent of African Kente cloth. I love to push the boundaries of this material as an artistic medium.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

I’m an African American female artist who’s been fortunate enough to earn a living doing what I truly love for nearly 25 years.