Yang Miao (She/Her)
Plum blossom (Prunus mume) or méihuā, features prominently in Chinese visual and material culture. Its seasonal displays of blossom are important signifiers of resilience and perseverance, particularly in difficult circumstances. Therefore, this body of work, created during the pandemic, refers to plum blossom as a marker of optimism for the future. The designs presented here reflect each season of the plum blossom, and are translated from abstract personal visions into a form of visualisation that wearers and viewers might recognise and enjoy. Included in the collection are jewellery pieces that parallel the four seasons and ‘plum shadows’ associated with traditional Chinese freehand shadow painting. To explore the range of colours and textures identified with plum blossom, the materials used here included, paints, resin, paper models and metals. The jewels are then finished with silver and spray colouring, incorporating the craft technique of filigree, combining another traditional ornamental feature alongside the plum blossom.
The development through painting.
I began to develop my inspiration from painting.
These paintings are the imagination of the shadow of the plum blossom.
This brooch is the imagination of the plum shadow in the spring. Filigree plum blossom flower shadow, a bamboo pole and bamboo leaf are the elements of this spring brooch.
Main Elements: Filigree Plum flower shadow, Bamboo, Bamboo Leaf, Milk Thistle
Craft Technique: Filigree
Materials: Silver, Colour Spray
This pendant is the imagination of the plum shadow in the winter. Filigree plum blossom flower shadow, milk thistle, pine and snow are the elements of this winter pendant.
Craft Technique: Filigree
Materials: Silver, Spray Color and Enamel Color.
Three Seasons Ring
This three seasons ring is the imagination of the plum shadow in the summer, spring and autumn. Filigree plum blossom flower, lotus leaf, bamboo and cloud are the elements of this design.
Main Elements: Filigree Plum Blossom Flower, Lotus Leaf, Bamboo, Cloud, Gradient Pink and Gradient Orange.
Craft Technique: Filigree and Bezel Setting.
Materials: Silver, Spray Colour, Nephrite Jade, Oval Cabochon9*7mm.
Autumn and Winter Earring
Design by Drawing
Design by drawing based on final product works.
Exploring more combination of specific colour and element.
Developing through different medium
Developing through other materials.
Developing through different medium 2
Developing through metal and creating by the digital way.
Work in Progress