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So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

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    So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot  Handbuilt ceramic bird, observed from a retro tchotchke within the room, Glazed with white shiny glaze and then airbrushed with acrylics, also following the hobbyist artist and how they handled the previously mentioned object. Eyes gold leafed. Foam flower sculpture, foam, paint, rebar, tape, paint rollers, fur, cord, hot glue. 2009-2010. Wallpaper and temporary wall.

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

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 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot  You can begin to see the entrance into the 'bedroom'.   

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

You can begin to see the entrance into the 'bedroom'.

 

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot  Panoramic view of half of the interior. 

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

Panoramic view of half of the interior. 

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot  Bedspread created out of hundreds of hand-cut stylized banana leaves in gold fabrics, wallpapered walls, eyebrows above bed represent the outline of Elizabeth Taylors' eyebrows in the movie 'Cleopatra'. The mustache represents that of a stereotypical 'sultan'.

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

Bedspread created out of hundreds of hand-cut stylized banana leaves in gold fabrics, wallpapered walls, eyebrows above bed represent the outline of Elizabeth Taylors' eyebrows in the movie 'Cleopatra'. The mustache represents that of a stereotypical 'sultan'.

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  (This image is from a trial run in the studio, it is missing the foam palm and the items are arranged differently than the final installation)  Bedspread created out of hundreds of hand-cut stylized banana leaves in gold fabrics, a carved wooden fig leaf tray on top, filled with plastic fruit and the tchotchke that inspired the large pheasant sculpture at the entrance. 

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

(This image is from a trial run in the studio, it is missing the foam palm and the items are arranged differently than the final installation)

Bedspread created out of hundreds of hand-cut stylized banana leaves in gold fabrics, a carved wooden fig leaf tray on top, filled with plastic fruit and the tchotchke that inspired the large pheasant sculpture at the entrance. 

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot  Wall hung salon style of images found and framed with the whites of all eyes gold leafed. 

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

Wall hung salon style of images found and framed with the whites of all eyes gold leafed. 

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot  Tea made with 'flowering' blossoms tea leaves, all tchotchkes have had their eyes gold leafed. Foam and tape flowers, dust, hand cut banana leaf lamp shade, found glass flower tree (the inspiration for the large flower tree I later sculpted at life size) found bamboo mirror, eyeballs made and placed in the two bird feeders of the lamp, reminder of the gaze.

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

Tea made with 'flowering' blossoms tea leaves, all tchotchkes have had their eyes gold leafed. Foam and tape flowers, dust, hand cut banana leaf lamp shade, found glass flower tree (the inspiration for the large flower tree I later sculpted at life size) found bamboo mirror, eyeballs made and placed in the two bird feeders of the lamp, reminder of the gaze.

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Hand cut banana leaf lampshade, paper, plastic, sequins 

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Hand cut banana leaf lampshade, paper, plastic, sequins 

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  tchotchkes with the eyes gold leafed, dust, plastic fruit, antique table  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

tchotchkes with the eyes gold leafed, dust, plastic fruit, antique table

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot  Chinese vitrine, multiple windows to view through.

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

Chinese vitrine, multiple windows to view through.

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  The foam palm from 'So Exotic in Three Parts' with a carved wooden fig leaf tray on top, filled with plastic fruit and the tchotchke that inspired the large pheasant sculpture at the entrance.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

The foam palm from 'So Exotic in Three Parts' with a carved wooden fig leaf tray on top, filled with plastic fruit and the tchotchke that inspired the large pheasant sculpture at the entrance.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Wall hanging with Elizabeth Taylor's eyes painted on each leaf.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Wall hanging with Elizabeth Taylor's eyes painted on each leaf.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Even the eyes of the animals in the print are gold leafed.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Even the eyes of the animals in the print are gold leafed.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Hand-cut banana leaves for the lamp shade.   2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Hand-cut banana leaves for the lamp shade. 

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Remote for the TV gold leafed propped up on book 'The Savages' painted and gold leafed.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Remote for the TV gold leafed propped up on book 'The Savages' painted and gold leafed.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Handmade tape palm frond and 'Layered Palm Fronds' from 'Layered Palm Fronds and Oak Leaves' are in this image, lots of dust.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Handmade tape palm frond and 'Layered Palm Fronds' from 'Layered Palm Fronds and Oak Leaves' are in this image, lots of dust.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Plastic fruit, tchotchkes with gold leafed eyes, dust, plant studies.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Plastic fruit, tchotchkes with gold leafed eyes, dust, plant studies.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

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    The gold leafed TV is playing curated clips from film where orientalism plays a heavy hand, the whites of the eyes of the characters that are being stereotypically ‘eastern’ or ‘exotic’ have been gold leafed for a few moments, there are approx. 20 clips.     2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

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    So Exotic  10' x 27'  Glass flower tree, tchochkes with eyes gold leafed, feather flower, plant studies.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

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2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Tchochkes with eyes gold leafed, dried palm leaf, dust, plant studies bouquet, and small mountain with tree.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

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10' x 27'

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2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Large glass flower tree, tchochkes with eyes gold leafed, Chinese vitrines, books, dust, leather elephant, plant studies.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

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10' x 27'

Large glass flower tree, tchochkes with eyes gold leafed, Chinese vitrines, books, dust, leather elephant, plant studies.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  The ‘birds are made of bisque clay, spray paint, broken tchotchkes, glue, sea sponge, ribbon, and raw clay .  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

The ‘birds are made of bisque clay, spray paint, broken tchotchkes, glue, sea sponge, ribbon, and raw clay.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  The bird with turban and the bird with sultans head are made of bisque clay and covered in charcoal, feather flowers, painted pineapples, tchotchkes with gold leafed eyes, painted books.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

The bird with turban and the bird with sultans head are made of bisque clay and covered in charcoal, feather flowers, painted pineapples, tchotchkes with gold leafed eyes, painted books.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Plant studies, plant from 'So Exotic in Three Parts', tchotchkes with gold leafed eyes.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Plant studies, plant from 'So Exotic in Three Parts', tchotchkes with gold leafed eyes.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  The entire bookshelf with TV facing the bed with a scene of Salomé dancing.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

The entire bookshelf with TV facing the bed with a scene of Salomé dancing.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Western woman sitting in jungle with whites of eyes gold leafed.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Western woman sitting in jungle with whites of eyes gold leafed.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

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    So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot  Handbuilt ceramic bird, observed from a retro tchotchke within the room, Glazed with white shiny glaze and then airbrushed with acrylics, also following the hobbyist artist and how they handled the previously mentioned object. Eyes gold leafed. Foam flower sculpture, foam, paint, rebar, tape, paint rollers, fur, cord, hot glue. 2009-2010. Wallpaper and temporary wall.
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot  You can begin to see the entrance into the 'bedroom'.   
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot  Panoramic view of half of the interior. 
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot  Bedspread created out of hundreds of hand-cut stylized banana leaves in gold fabrics, wallpapered walls, eyebrows above bed represent the outline of Elizabeth Taylors' eyebrows in the movie 'Cleopatra'. The mustache represents that of a stereotypical 'sultan'.
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  (This image is from a trial run in the studio, it is missing the foam palm and the items are arranged differently than the final installation)  Bedspread created out of hundreds of hand-cut stylized banana leaves in gold fabrics, a carved wooden fig leaf tray on top, filled with plastic fruit and the tchotchke that inspired the large pheasant sculpture at the entrance. 
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot  Wall hung salon style of images found and framed with the whites of all eyes gold leafed. 
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot  Tea made with 'flowering' blossoms tea leaves, all tchotchkes have had their eyes gold leafed. Foam and tape flowers, dust, hand cut banana leaf lamp shade, found glass flower tree (the inspiration for the large flower tree I later sculpted at life size) found bamboo mirror, eyeballs made and placed in the two bird feeders of the lamp, reminder of the gaze.
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Hand cut banana leaf lampshade, paper, plastic, sequins 
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  tchotchkes with the eyes gold leafed, dust, plastic fruit, antique table  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot  Chinese vitrine, multiple windows to view through.
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  The foam palm from 'So Exotic in Three Parts' with a carved wooden fig leaf tray on top, filled with plastic fruit and the tchotchke that inspired the large pheasant sculpture at the entrance.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Wall hanging with Elizabeth Taylor's eyes painted on each leaf.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Even the eyes of the animals in the print are gold leafed.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Hand-cut banana leaves for the lamp shade.   2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Remote for the TV gold leafed propped up on book 'The Savages' painted and gold leafed.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Installation  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Handmade tape palm frond and 'Layered Palm Fronds' from 'Layered Palm Fronds and Oak Leaves' are in this image, lots of dust.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Plastic fruit, tchotchkes with gold leafed eyes, dust, plant studies.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot
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    So Exotic  10' x 27'  Glass flower tree, tchochkes with eyes gold leafed, feather flower, plant studies.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Tchochkes with eyes gold leafed, dried palm leaf, dust, plant studies bouquet, and small mountain with tree.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot
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 So Exotic  10' x 27'  The ‘birds are made of bisque clay, spray paint, broken tchotchkes, glue, sea sponge, ribbon, and raw clay .  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  The bird with turban and the bird with sultans head are made of bisque clay and covered in charcoal, feather flowers, painted pineapples, tchotchkes with gold leafed eyes, painted books.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Plant studies, plant from 'So Exotic in Three Parts', tchotchkes with gold leafed eyes.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  The entire bookshelf with TV facing the bed with a scene of Salomé dancing.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot
 So Exotic  10' x 27'  Western woman sitting in jungle with whites of eyes gold leafed.  2008-2010  Image credit Lisa Talbot
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So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic explores the exotic by reframing Orientalism, the way the West illustrates the East.  In these depictions there is often a luscious overabundance of wealth, food, flora and fauna, a sexually charged atmosphere, and a seeming depiction of people who have nothing to do but lounge around for what seems like an eternity. 

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

Handbuilt ceramic bird, observed from a retro tchotchke within the room, Glazed with white shiny glaze and then airbrushed with acrylics, also following the hobbyist artist and how they handled the previously mentioned object. Eyes gold leafed. Foam flower sculpture, foam, paint, rebar, tape, paint rollers, fur, cord, hot glue. 2009-2010. Wallpaper and temporary wall.

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

You can begin to see the entrance into the 'bedroom'.

 

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

Panoramic view of half of the interior. 

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

Bedspread created out of hundreds of hand-cut stylized banana leaves in gold fabrics, wallpapered walls, eyebrows above bed represent the outline of Elizabeth Taylors' eyebrows in the movie 'Cleopatra'. The mustache represents that of a stereotypical 'sultan'.

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

(This image is from a trial run in the studio, it is missing the foam palm and the items are arranged differently than the final installation)

Bedspread created out of hundreds of hand-cut stylized banana leaves in gold fabrics, a carved wooden fig leaf tray on top, filled with plastic fruit and the tchotchke that inspired the large pheasant sculpture at the entrance. 

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

Wall hung salon style of images found and framed with the whites of all eyes gold leafed. 

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

Tea made with 'flowering' blossoms tea leaves, all tchotchkes have had their eyes gold leafed. Foam and tape flowers, dust, hand cut banana leaf lamp shade, found glass flower tree (the inspiration for the large flower tree I later sculpted at life size) found bamboo mirror, eyeballs made and placed in the two bird feeders of the lamp, reminder of the gaze.

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Hand cut banana leaf lampshade, paper, plastic, sequins 

So Exotic

10' x 27'

tchotchkes with the eyes gold leafed, dust, plastic fruit, antique table

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

Chinese vitrine, multiple windows to view through.

So Exotic

10' x 27'

The foam palm from 'So Exotic in Three Parts' with a carved wooden fig leaf tray on top, filled with plastic fruit and the tchotchke that inspired the large pheasant sculpture at the entrance.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Wall hanging with Elizabeth Taylor's eyes painted on each leaf.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Even the eyes of the animals in the print are gold leafed.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Hand-cut banana leaves for the lamp shade. 

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Remote for the TV gold leafed propped up on book 'The Savages' painted and gold leafed.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Installation

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Handmade tape palm frond and 'Layered Palm Fronds' from 'Layered Palm Fronds and Oak Leaves' are in this image, lots of dust.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Plastic fruit, tchotchkes with gold leafed eyes, dust, plant studies.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

The gold leafed TV is playing curated clips from film where orientalism plays a heavy hand, the whites of the eyes of the characters that are being stereotypically ‘eastern’ or ‘exotic’ have been gold leafed for a few moments, there are approx. 20 clips.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Glass flower tree, tchochkes with eyes gold leafed, feather flower, plant studies.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Tchochkes with eyes gold leafed, dried palm leaf, dust, plant studies bouquet, and small mountain with tree.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Large glass flower tree, tchochkes with eyes gold leafed, Chinese vitrines, books, dust, leather elephant, plant studies.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

The ‘birds are made of bisque clay, spray paint, broken tchotchkes, glue, sea sponge, ribbon, and raw clay.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

The bird with turban and the bird with sultans head are made of bisque clay and covered in charcoal, feather flowers, painted pineapples, tchotchkes with gold leafed eyes, painted books.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Plant studies, plant from 'So Exotic in Three Parts', tchotchkes with gold leafed eyes.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

The entire bookshelf with TV facing the bed with a scene of Salomé dancing.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

So Exotic

10' x 27'

Western woman sitting in jungle with whites of eyes gold leafed.

2008-2010

Image credit Lisa Talbot

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