THE BIRDS & THE BEES
23D OF MARCH - 22ND OF APRIL
THURSDAY 23D OF MARCH, 17-19
Talbot was born in Leeds, UK but lives and work in Oslo, Norway where
she has her studio Volum Atelierfellesskap alongside around 20 other artists.
She has been rewarded several grants from the Norwegian government, and
in 2015 she was given a 10 year artist grant. Before the exhibition The
Birds & The Bees at Platina in Stockholm, she had an exhibition at
Kunstnerforbundet in Oslo and recently this year 2017 she was rewarded
the Scheibler Foundations Grant for Crafts.
"My jewellery is inspired by fairy tales, nursery rhymes, songs and
stories. Wolves, deer, trees, forests and Little Red Riding Hood are all
central elements in my universe, and they don't necessarily stick to their
traditional places. I want to tell a story through characters, colors
and materials, and I want people to keep inventing new tales inspired
by my jewellery. I make big, three dimensional jewellery in anodized aluminum,
wood veneer, brass, gilding metal and silver. I use strong colors and
different surfaces to illustrate and create atmospheres. I work in layers
to build up a three dimensional piece. Some of my pieces are quite large,
but the materials I use still mean that they are light enough to be worn.
The size makes you aware of wearing the pieces at all times, they demand
both space and attention. My jewellery can be hung on a wall or worn on
a body. The piece becomes a picture you can carry with you." - Anna