Liv Blåvarp: Into the woods
Liv Blåvarp (b. 1956) has focused on wood as the material for her jewellery throughout her artistic career. She is especially known for her large sculptural necklaces. Over the last few years, she has made several commissioned works for public spaces. It is the tactile quality of wood that Blåvarp finds appealing. The low monetary value of the material gives her room for imperfection and experimentation. In her work, she combines Norwegian and exotic wood with other materials like whale tooth.