1988 Zea

Zea

A colloquium including a trip to Yucatan sparked  interest in corn, the grain of the new world.  In Zea, Mignon celebrates the physical characteristics of corn, the grain of the new world.  Mignon designed Zea using Mayan nomenclature for names in this large body of work latent with strong ritualistic overtones, focusing on the plant’s individual kernel and its textural husk, or “holoch” in the Mayan language.

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1987 Peppers

Peppers

The Peppers collection includes hot peppers in two sizes and a sweet pepper, also known as a bell pepper.  Mignon finds fascination in their simplicity and characterizes them as miniature sculptures.

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1985 Armament

Armament

A botany course sparked Mignon’s interest in the concept of passive armament: plants ability to defend themselves with spikes, spears, or thorns. Mignon translated this botanical theme in a series of striking pieces, including the Thorn bracelet.  “When you wear the thorns you become the rose, alluring yet armed…”

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1985 Gumbo Necklace

Gumbo Necklace

The Gumbo Necklace interprets the classic New Orleans’ dish complete with okra, shrimp and rice.  Like the Red Beans and Rice Necklace, it is a tongue-in-cheek reference to local tradition and Louisiana life. Shop Design

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