Friday, August 3, 2012

Taking a break.......with Talya Baharal

Last week I had the amazing good fortune to be able to work at Meltdown Studios in Albuquerque.  Jewelry Artist, Lauren Tobey, had the vision to generously offer a fully equiped small metals studio to those of us who don't, for whatever reason, have our own haven to work in.  This suited me so well this week......as I was staying in town and had lots of little 'bits' to make for eventual assemblage.

Whilst taking a break from hammering and drilling.........



I perused Lauren's abundant supply of periodicals for inspiration and amusement..........and much to my happy suprise.......the magazine I picked up featured the work of Talya Baharal.  Talya, although she won't remember me, was in a class (handmade paper and construction techniques) with me at Haystack many years ago........she offered me a special kindness......

and a small token.....


 it's orign is still a mystery to us......

found in the counrtryside near where she lives in upstate New York........

she and I shared a connection......and I found her to be, in addition to kind, beautiful and generous... amazingingly grounded and talented in her work.......with an aesthetic that deeply resonates.......

Here is a slide show of her work, including my favorite Jewelry Pieces from her Urban Landscape collection........(the music is a bit intense....you can mute it by pushing the icon)



and a nice video of the inception of this collection....




From a fellow 'picker'

Thank You Talya....

I am inspired.


3 comments:

  1. love this work so much and that studio looks like heaven ..

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  2. Thought you might.......and it iz......perfect would be if it was by a stream, with a view of the mountains....but alas......that might be too distracting!

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  3. grand work, really wonderful.

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