Based out of Brooklyn, New York, jeweler and sculptor Darcy Miro draws inspiration from nature, architectural form, and the body.
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Each of her pieces is meticulously crafted from sterling silver, 18 or 24 karat gold, or white bronze. The occasional diamond softens the raw nature of the pieces. The materials she uses reflect the embodiment of her work: strong, bold, and organic. Her sculptural background is evident as the artist’s jewelry takes on the role of wearable art.
“The metal material is totally altered and it is also sculpted in different abstract shapes, some recall flowers, others a topographic map and occasional geometry among other references” says Miro. “I observe everything in my daily life; the water drips on the edge of the sink, the arrangements of leaves on the sidewalk, the relationship of a skirt’s hem to the legs within. I obsess over each mark, the controlled or random details are critical.”
After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Darcy has since gained over 15 years of experience in creating custom jewelry, sculpture, and architectural works. For over a year, her quaint showroom in Manhattan’s West Village has become a forum for the public to view and admire her work. Her sculpture has even become a staple of New York culture, as she completed a collaborative installation piece for the façade of the Museum of American Folk Art in 1999. Her work continues to flourish, with many exciting collaborations on the horizon.