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Peace and Protection by Julia Walter

Exhibition  /  05 May 2022  -  18 Jun 2022
Published: 29.04.2022
Julia Walter. Pendant: Snake, 2022. Recon. lapis-lazuli, nylon string, aluminium.. 22 x 14 x 1 cm. Photo by: Julia Walter. Julia Walter
Pendant: Snake, 2022
Recon. lapis-lazuli, nylon string, aluminium.
22 x 14 x 1 cm
Photo by: Julia Walter
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Intro
Julia Walter works with condensed form for complex matters where intuitive drawings create her motifs. In the exhibition Peace and Protection there are shapes such as blades and birds, symbols of tools and weapons, peace, and freedom. Can a piece of jewellery combine these attributes, a golden dagger in humble wood or a childish toy-sword worn as protection?

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Julia Walter
She says she tries to simplify, disguise, and play with a motif in a way which gives room for new or even contradictory interpretations. She likes to play with the vision and wants to leave space for a future wearer of the work, to see something in it that she might not have thought of herself. The materials are natural or resemble nature. Some of the wooden forms are covered with a mixture of mineral pigments and acrylic paint, the thick paint is applied directly with hands, covering the wood in a layer of natural make-up, which feels like the elements of water, air and soil are combined in one piece.
To be confronted with war and disease in a grim time, reconsiders priorities in life. Julia Walter is angry at the world's unbalanced powers but finds comfort in the thoughts. Things take shape and actions cause reactions. Everything is connected and nature is powerful. Looking into a starry sky or at the waves of the sea calms, as it puts humanity in perspective to a greater organism. Maybe, if the right dots are connected, we can open a gate to another dimension. Jewelry can be superstitious which makes it human. Symbols filled with meaning, energetic materials to believe in, something to hold on to.
Julia Walter is a jeweler based in the Netherlands, with European and Polynesian family roots. She studied jewellery & design of everyday objects in Portugal and Germany and graduated from the University of Applied Arts in Pforzheim, Germany in 2007. Julia has her studio in Amsterdam, where she often collaborates on projects with artists from different backgrounds. The studio is a place where she organizes social happenings with the focus on crossing disciplines between applied art and fine art, showing work of anthropologic and cultural value by makers who are occupied in the fields of visual art, jewellery, fashion, and craft.


Opening of the exhibition on thursday 5th of may 17.00 - 21.00 h.

 
Julia Walter. Pendant: Bird, 2022. Ash wood, paint, minerals, on hand-colored, waxed cotton string.. 33.5 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm. Photo by: Julia Walter. Julia Walter
Pendant: Bird, 2022
Ash wood, paint, minerals, on hand-colored, waxed cotton string.
33.5 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm
Photo by: Julia Walter
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Julia Walter. Pendant: Iris, 2022. Ash wood, paint, minerals, on hand-colored, waxed cotton string.. 27 x 23 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Julia Walter. Julia Walter
Pendant: Iris, 2022
Ash wood, paint, minerals, on hand-colored, waxed cotton string.
27 x 23 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Julia Walter
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Julia Walter. Pendant: Knife, 2022. Antique mahogany wood, gilded (24,5kt gold leaf), on hand-colored, waxed cotton string.. 15.5 x 6.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Julia Walter. Julia Walter
Pendant: Knife, 2022
Antique mahogany wood, gilded (24,5kt gold leaf), on hand-colored, waxed cotton string.
15.5 x 6.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Julia Walter
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Julia Walter. Pendant: What do you see?, 2022. 200 year old bog oak, nylon string, copper.. 17 x 11 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Julia Walter. Julia Walter
Pendant: What do you see?, 2022
200 year old bog oak, nylon string, copper.
17 x 11 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Julia Walter
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