|Title: GOLDEN MIX OF HOPE|
|Medium:||14 k Gold & Mixed Media|
|Dimensions: H”x W”||4”|
MEMBER: KELLY AIKEN
KELLY AIKEN is a 30 year old artist and creative designer living the south Charlotte, NC area. Ms. Aiken graduated from the University of Virginia in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture Design. Kelly’s daughter, Copeley, was born and she became a stay- at- home mother and artist. Copeley Designs Art launched February 2018, with original abstract gold leaf art in local galleries, boutiques, and prints sold nationally through West Elm. Kelly teaches gold leaf Abstract art and Charlotte Skyline art through Skillpop Charlotte. Recently, Kelly has begun abstract interior wall murals in many client homes.
For this 14k gold Original Art bracelet and earring set, I experimented with the theme of Hope. Using many mediums in the original art, I thought about how these mediums represented different cultures, backgrounds, races, and sex in our society today. The mediums I used in the 8mm paper art included: watercolor, marker, gold leafing, oil pastels, and acrylic paint. I noticed areas where mediums did not blend well, even repelling. I also saw paint adapting and changing within the art, such as black marker bleeding into a shade of blue. In the end, Resin became the medium of Hope, creating a clear coating across the whole piece. I saw this top coat as Justice, clear communication, and expectance, bringing out beauty in those detail moments. I wish this for our world today, and I am learning from everyone around me on how I can grow and communicate.