CHOICE
A PERSONAL SELECTION

16th July - 27th Sept 2009

THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE

Rachel Van Greuning, Walkington

I chose Marta Mattsson ‘creature on the jaw’ because it’s Tokyo caveman chic! It’s macabre and sweet all at once, like Victorian taxidermy and it’s both high tech and organic. Yet makes perfect sense! But mostly I like it because it makes you go ‘oooooh’ and ‘yuck’ all at once. You have to have an opinion.
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MARTA MATTSSON

Somebody once told me,”You make jewellery for children, not for adults”. And when I was a student in Tokyo the Japanese students in my class came up with a new word to describe my work. The word was KimoKawaii and it’s a combination of two words kawaii (cute) and kimoi (disgusting).

I make jewellery for adults but with a touch of inspiration from my childhood. When I was a child I played with stuffed animals, slugs and other living animals. I have always been drawn to both biology and art and in my work I am trying to combine my interests. Nature is a great source of inspiration but so is Pokemon…

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