Emmie Tallman

Emmie Tallman is a first-year graduate student studying Metalsmithing + Jewelry Design at Indiana University. Tallman’s work is an investigation and combination of traditional metalsmithing and textile practices through the use of recycled and alternative materials. Tallman creates sculpture for the body that playfully engages with themes of nostalgia, memory, and community, through the study of marine environments and personal narratives.

Lillian Frazer is currently pursuing a BFA in Metalsmithing + Jewelry Design at Indiana University with a minor in Chemistry. Her background in Neuroscience, Pre-Medicine, Sculpture as well as Performance Art feed into a practice of creating unique, wearable pieces that embody her passion for storytelling. Frazer’s work is often inspired by the human form, highlighting and abstracting the body, through a wide exploration of materials and processes.

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Fringing

Date of Creation: November 14, 2022

List of Materials: Crocheted wire, recycled yarn.

Dimensions: 7 x 15 x 15 inches

Photographer's Name: Emmie Tallman

Model's Name: Lillian Frazer

Other Contributors: Emmie Tallman (concept creator, digital designer, writer, editor) Lillian Frazer (concept creator, make-up artist)

Conceptual Statement: Clown around, is that not what we all want to do? As artists, we dawn our costumes, make our props, and eagerly play our parts. The days are filled with practicing, learning, and experimenting, all the while stepping out onto a metaphorical stage to be criticized, praised, and fingers-crossed, understood. In some ways, the spotlight is the most uncomfortable but invigorating part of the process. Bursting with a creative spirit and desire to translate those many inspirations, curiosities, and experiences, into a specific and well-attuned visual language. Judgment is a part of the package, because for better or worse, it is made clear what your work communicates. Sometimes, the jokes fall flat and we forget our lines, but we learn that to thrive is to have thick skin and an open mind, because if you are brave enough to speak to the world, you must also be ready for what it says back to you.

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Clown Nose

Date of Creation: 19/04/2023

List of Materials: Fine Silver, Brass, Acrylic.

Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 1.5 inches

Photographer's Name: Emmie Tallman

Model's Name: Lillian Frazer

Other Contributors: Emmie Tallman (concept creator, digital designer, writer, editor) Lillian Frazer (concept creator, make-up artist)

Conceptual Statement: Clown around, is that not what we all want to do? As artists, we dawn our costumes, make our props, and eagerly play our parts. The days are filled with practicing, learning, and experimenting, all the while stepping out onto a metaphorical stage to be criticized, praised, and fingers-crossed, understood. In some ways, the spotlight is the most uncomfortable but invigorating part of the process. Bursting with a creative spirit and desire to translate those many inspirations, curiosities, and experiences, into a specific and well-attuned visual language. Judgment is a part of the package, because for better or worse, it is made clear what your work communicates. Sometimes, the jokes fall flat and we forget our lines, but we learn that to thrive is to have thick skin and an open mind, because if you are brave enough to speak to the world, you must also be ready for what it says back to you.

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Fringing

Date of Creation: 14/11/2022

List of Materials: Crocheted wire, recycled yarn.

Dimensions: 7 x 15 x 15 inches

Photographer's Name: Emmie Tallman

Model's Name: Lillian Frazer

Other Contributors: Emmie Tallman (concept creator, digital designer, writer, editor) Lillian Frazer (concept creator, make-up artist)

Conceptual Statement: Clown around, is that not what we all want to do? As artists, we dawn our costumes, make our props, and eagerly play our parts. The days are filled with practicing, learning, and experimenting, all the while stepping out onto a metaphorical stage to be criticized, praised, and fingers-crossed, understood. In some ways, the spotlight is the most uncomfortable but invigorating part of the process. Bursting with a creative spirit and desire to translate those many inspirations, curiosities, and experiences, into a specific and well-attuned visual language. Judgment is a part of the package, because for better or worse, it is made clear what your work communicates. Sometimes, the jokes fall flat and we forget our lines, but we learn that to thrive is to have thick skin and an open mind, because if you are brave enough to speak to the world, you must also be ready for what it says back to you.

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