Leah Meleski - Bloom
Artist: Leah Meleski, Washington
Materials: green amethyst, sterling silver
Dimensions: 1 1/2" h x 7/8" w
Artist Statement: My fascination with the beauty of design in nature serves as motivation; from the patterns in sacred geometry conversing with the gentle spiral of the golden ratio. The introspection of my own world fuels the creation of these intricate seed structures infused with life and nature. Falling deep into the process of creating and my own experience, my "Infused" series became my interpretation of seed pods as a protective space. These protective structures allow one to be visible but protected. Mother nature protects each little seed until it is ready to grow. There is a period of dormancy where they plant will wait and then when the conditions are right, it will germinate and grow into a new plant or flower. Similar to how one may grow when they are in the right place, in the right time.
Artist Bio: Leah is a motivated, passionate artist, metalsmith and art educator. She received her Bachelors in Art Education & Fine Arts 3D/Metals from Massachusetts College of Art & Design in 2008 and has been teaching ever since. Once a middle school art teacher, and forever an artist and educator. In Leah's studio, you will find powerful, bold, radiant jewelry that inspires. She specializes in creating handmade jewelry, custom orders and teaching jewelry classes. Each piece of jewelry is consciously crafted with gemstones, silver and gold.
Rings from this collection will ship or be available for pick up after the competition concludes on April 29.