Talula Baer

Balancing the impenetrable quality of metal with points of fragility and exposure, Talula Evan Baer’s work refers to the universal desire for protection and the complication of internal defense. A lifelong resident of New York’s Hudson Valley, she began her academic studies as a pre-med student interested in neuroscience. Talula finds inspiration in psychology and theories related to the subconscious; these ideas inform her notion of craft theory and praxis.

Talula explores protective wearable objects across cultures and periods, investigating their potential to evoke empathy and reveal shared human experiences. Her wrought forms are reminiscent of bodily structures, intended to offer a sense of empowerment, reflection, and transformation. Talula Baer received her BFA in Metal at SUNY New Paltz. Her thesis exhibits comprehensive material research into traditional processes such as metalsmithing, enameling, casting, and electroforming toward jewelry and sculptural outcomes.

Cavity-Editorial-Photograph

Cavity

Date of Creation: April 10, 2023

List of Materials: Nickel Silver, Glass

Photographer's Name: Seth Jones

Model's Name: Talula Evan Baer (Artist)

Conceptual Statement: Through my work, I aim to strike a balance between the impenetrable nature of metal and moments of fragility, creating a composition that echoes the structures of the human body. By deliberately incorporating empty spaces, punctures, tears, and points of exposure, I allude to notions of vulnerability. The interpretation is influenced by the areas of the body that appear covered in contrast to those that are open or defenseless. Through meticulous material investigation and historical inquiry, I seek to gain a deeper understanding of the forms and materials that grant objects their perceived sense of power.

Converging-Cavity-Editorial-Photograph

Converging / Cavity

Date of Creation: 10/03/2023

List of Materials: Nickel Silver, Copper, Glass

Photographer's Name: Seth Jones

Model's Name: Talula Evan Baer (Artist)

Conceptual Statement: Through my work, I aim to strike a balance between the impenetrable nature of metal and moments of fragility, creating a composition that echoes the structures of the human body. By deliberately incorporating empty spaces, punctures, tears, and points of exposure, I allude to notions of vulnerability. The interpretation is influenced by the areas of the body that appear covered in contrast to those that are open or defenseless. Through meticulous material investigation and historical inquiry, I seek to gain a deeper understanding of the forms and materials that grant objects their perceived sense of power.

Shedding-Editorial-Photograph

Shedding

Date of Creation: 20/04/2023

List of Materials: Nickel Silver, Stained Glass, Waxed Linen Thread

Photographer's Name: Seth Jones

Model's Name: Talula Evan Baer (Artist)

Conceptual Statement: Through my work, I aim to strike a balance between the impenetrable nature of metal and moments of fragility, creating a composition that echoes the structures of the human body. By deliberately incorporating empty spaces, punctures, tears, and points of exposure, I allude to notions of vulnerability. The interpretation is influenced by the areas of the body that appear covered in contrast to those that are open or defenseless. Through meticulous material investigation and historical inquiry, I seek to gain a deeper understanding of the forms and materials that grant objects their perceived sense of power.

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