Talmadge is a Brooklyn based artist and designer working in a variety of different mediums and applications. She has a penchant
for rusted nails, animal bones and skulls, old keys, horseshoes, found objects and feathers. You will find them throughout
work her work. Largely self- taught, she's constantly exploring new mediums and experimenting with various techniques and
She sold her first piece,
an illustrated poem, at an exhibition at the age of sixteen. Since then she has been commisioned by individuals and businesses
alike for her custom work in a wide range of applications including illustration, hand painted murals and promotional items,
jewelry creation, accessory and costume design, makeup and styling, sculpture, photography, graphic design (logos, cd covers,
t-shirts) as well as, found object, collage and mixed media pieces. Most recently, one of her skull headdresses was featured
on the television show "Oddities" (Discovery Channel).
For over 20 years she's been designing and making jewelry and accessories and over the years has sold
her jewelry and artwork at various locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. She has also taught a number of specialized
jewelry making classes in NYC. Her found object assemblage entitled "NYC West Village no.2" can be found in
the permanent collection of The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts.
Here, you will find a small sampling of her ever expanding
collection. Please take time to explore the variety of items posted. Custom orders are eagerly encouraged. New postings each
week! Most of the items featured are available for purchase at the etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/scavengedart