Saturday, May 21, 2011

Meet Our New Member

Melina Reed. Do. Etched copper, enamel, silver, found objects.
Atomic Lime Project is pleased to announce the newest addition to our group - metalsmith Melina Reed!

Melina's art is an extension of herself in the most literal sense. As she pursues a career as an English professor, she seeks ways to use words to express herself creatively and professionally while attempting to apply this knowledge to her work and those who absorb it. Metalswork has created for her a new outlet for this artistic expression. Each piece is comprised of many pieces that, together, represent a greater whole. For Melina, metalwork reflects a marriage of opposites: connecting the warm tones of emotion, words and memory to the cool tones of metal. Within each piece is a universe, assigned meaning by its wearer.

Melina intends for her pieces to become interpretations of self, capable of holding many meanings bound by a single word or concept. Right now, Melina is primarily focusing on etched copper and fold forms with silver accents, enameling, and the incorporation of found objects within necklace, earring, and bracelet designs. The diversity of her pieces reflects the rawness of human expressions; no two will be the same.

Melina Reed. Stitch. Copper, quartz.
Originally from northeast Ohio, Melina currently resides in Wilmington, NC, where she has studied under Melissa Manley, an accomplished ECU alumni (Melissa's work can be found here:

To see more of Melina's work, check out her Artist page here.

This is just one of many exciting new things on the horizon for Atomic Lime Project - check back in the coming weeks for important announcements and updates.

Photo credit: Ashlie White

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I am so proud that your talents are finally being recognized by all!