Jewellery – Structures in Wood
24 x 29 cm, 74 ills. Hardcover.
English / Norwegian
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Maple, birch, walnut, lemonwood and palisander are just a few of the woods from which Liv Blåvarp (b. 1956) creates exceptional one-off jewellery pieces. The rigidity or softness of the wood plays just as much of an important role in the selection process as its structure or texture. The works are comprised of numerous single elements, which fuse together to become sculptural volumes – tactile creations that come alive when touched. Yet at the same time Blåvarp’s expressive and colourful pieces
remain flexible and wearable. Their forms are not clearly defined; associations to organic growth, animals and plants, light and shade, water and
waves all come to mind. With around 55 works from 2002 to 2017 Liv Blåvarp presents the first comprehensive review of her creative output.
Liv Blåvarp has been awarded numerous outstanding prizes and awards, including the Bavarian State Award, the Prince Eugen Medal and the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize.
She is represented in numerous museums, including KODE – Art Museums of Bergen (NO), National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh (UK), Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg (SE), The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (US), Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen (DK), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (CA), The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo (NO) and the Power House Museum, Sydney (AU).
Cecilie Skeide is a Norwegian art historian working as a curator at Lillehammer Art Museum. She has been responsible for major exhibitions of contemporary and historical art and the decorative arts.
Anne Britt Ylvisåker works as senior curator at KODE – Art Museums of Bergen, where she has chief responsibility for contemporary craft, textiles and ceramics.