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Margaux Lange

Artist Profile: Margaux Lange

February 18, 2008 by Cyndi Lavin
Filed under Artist Profiles, Designing, Mixed Media, Wearable Art
留学生论文网Editor’s note –Before I even begin to share Margaux Lange’s artist profile with you all, I want to make note that she has a very exciting show just about to start: Margaux has been accepted into the hugely prestigious American Craft Show in Baltimore MD, and will be there this week! Stop by to see her if you can!
WHERE: Baltimore Convention Center, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD.
Friday Feb 22: 10 am- 9 pm
Saturday Feb 23: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday Feb 24: 10 am – 5 pm
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Artist: Margaux Lange
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Website & Blog:
Margaux Lange
Midge’s Mind
Margaux, would you describe your work for us?
My Plastic Body Series is art jewelry made with sterling silver, Barbie dolls and epoxy resin. It is an examination and celebration of my own, as well as our culture’s, relationship with Barbie.

What kind of training did you have which helped you achieve your current level of artistry?
I was first introduced to jewelry making in my high school (Lake George, NY) which was and still is, very fortunate to offer jewelry courses to its students. I’ve been a studio jeweler for the past six years since graduating college (The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD May 2001) I was a General Fine Arts major and took a variety of courses in various mediums until I decided to concentrate on jewelry. For me jewelry was a way of getting art off the wall and on to the body so it could be shared, experienced and quite literally felt.
After college I took an epoxy resin workshop with art jeweler Susan Kasson Sloan at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts that forever changed the techniques I utilize in my metalwork and has enabled all sorts of exploration with color.
While it is my fine art background that has given me the foundation necessary for conceptual exploration in my jewelry work, it is personal experience (i.e.: my childhood spent obsessed with Barbie and her miniature world) that I credit for the success of this series. Barbie was immensely important in fueling my creative life as a child, not to mention developing my nimble hands and dexterity, skills imperative to the art of jewelry making. I love that what I adored as a child has become the focus of my career as an adult.
How did you first get the idea to make jewelry out of Barbie dolls?
Barbie made her debut in my artwork in high school. I once did a project where I took a bunch of Barbie dolls and delicately painted on their plastic bodies, transforming each of them to look like something else. One was made into a carrot, another a zebra, etc. I even painted one with a suit and tie, a beard and a moustache to look like a man. Later in college I did a series of drawings: self-portraits of myself holding Barbie dolls, balancing her on my head, sitting her on my shoulder, in a sense wearing her. I was interested in combining alternative materials and/or found objects into my metalwork so it was really only a matter of time before she became a part of my jewelry.

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