Inspired by| Edouard Burgeat
LTJ Muse, French Artist Edouard Burgeat
I’m the most inspired during my expeditions around the planet. These are the moments when I really have time to write, draw, collect relics and take pictures that I then use/conceptualise back in my atelier.
For example, I did an outdoor installation in Slovenia with the Goethe Institute. I cast resin letters that my great-grandfather sent to my great-grandmother during the Second WW. I then use these to create a wall as a symbol against the reminiscences of borders in our world.
There you have my experiences of travel as an artist resident in Ljubljana, the installation was exhibited in Tivolly Park in the nature, the letters are my family history, and the use of metal and resin comes from my inspiration & my London time at Central Saint Martins.
What is your favourite piece of jewellery and why?
First, I got a ring in a Tibetan refuge close to Pokhara a simple metallic circle with two sections, one of turquoise and the other of Lapis Lazuli. The other piece of jewellery is a necklace I found in Colombia, a traditional geometrical shape and full of colour necklace, made by a Colombian tribe.
What scents remind you of home?
To me home is where I feel good in the present, it is not really one location. But I guess my atelier is what’s the closest to home for me. Then the smell of warm metal, burning steel that you just weld or cut will be that smell.