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Liga Thrower interviewed by Klimt02

Interview  /  Artists
Published: 21.07.2017
Liga Thrower Liga Thrower
Author:
Klimt02
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2017
Liga Thrower. Body piece: Wired, 2017. Nylon. Liga Thrower
Body piece: Wired, 2017
Nylon
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Intro
I keep my eyes open all the time, wherever I travel or go. I don’t necessarily collect artifacts but I make notes in my phone and I send myself a message with the thought or idea. My last collection was inspired visiting my home land Latvia and talking to a crafts teacher about her hat making experiments.
Do you think that jewellery is being standardized? What is there of local and universal in your artistic work?
To some extent yes, but I do see that more people than in the past are accepting a conceptual approach to jewellery. But if someone does not, it is not for me to judge them. 

I keep my eyes open all the time, wherever I travel or go. I don’t necessarily collect artifacts but I make notes in my phone and I send myself a message with the thought or idea. My last collection was inspired visiting my homeland Latvia and talking to a crafts teacher about her hat making experiments.


What do you expect when exposing your work to the public (for example with an exhibition)?
I hope to tell the story that would get the viewer thinking and imagining..


Are other areas besides the jewellery, present in your work?
Yes, over the last year my mind has been drawn towards textiles techniques, which, I want to explore and present from a different perspective, in 3D form.


Liga Thrower, Necklace: Wired into Recycle, 2017. Silver, freshwater pearls, recycled polyester foil.


The last work, book, film, city that has moved me was...
Musical: Kinky Boots; Film: Accountant; Book: Bible; City: Vancouver


A place, space, country whose creativity surprises me...
Barcelona from arts to music to architecture.
 

Is there any designer, jeweller, artist, you appreciate a lot?
Mary Lee Hu and Olegs Auzers and few more but these two jump into my mind right now. 


What piece or work has given you the most satisfaction?
The piece of work where the idea comes like lightning and becomes alive, unique and special through material whatever it might be.


Liga Thrower, Bodypiece: Wired, 2017, Nylon.


Do you read Jewellery Magazines? What is your source to get information?
Yes, I do. Such as, Bazaar and Gems&Jewellery and online sources, such as Crafts Council, Klimt02, IJL.


 Do you discuss your work with other jewellery artists or any other person?
Yes, I have a few very close artists and few other professionals that I might ask for feedback or advice. I enjoy and welcome critique; it is what drives me forward. I listen and take into account people opinions and likes or dislikes.


What is your first thought when you hear the word Future?, What do you expect for?
Sun, sea, wind playing in the trees, children running and laughing. Peace in the world.
 
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