Words matter greatly to Marie Louise Kold. Both the ones she incorporates in her metal artwork and the ones she chooses when she speaks about art.Art is at the center of all of her talks. When she speaks about her own art, she talks about exploring a medium using methods that are uniquely her own, and her discoveries during more than twenty years of working with copper. One example of her art talks is the one held during her EX LIBRIS exhibition at the Bibliotheca in Valletta in May 2018, when she delved into the inspiration behind the works there.Marie Louise Kold’s first years as a full time artist consisted of incessant work, but nothing to show for it. Her entrepreneurial talks, such as the Creative Mornings one in Malmö, focus on how she went on to make an international name for herself and her art with tenacity, strategy and a massive enthusiasm for what she does. Marie Louise Kold proves that it is entirely possible to make a living doing what you are passionate about, with integrity and without any compromises.Words and their immense power, but also their vulnerability in a world where freedom of speech is increasingly under attack, is the focus of some of her other talks. For instance, the ones she has given about her large portrait of a murdered journalist. The portrait of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was created using, in addition to her usual metals, printer’s ink from one of the printing presses that used to print the journalist’s words. The portrait hangs by the Press Conference Room in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, where it was unveiled in 2018. Marie Louise Kold’s unveiling speech and the short documentaryabout the portrait perfectly describe the portrait, her reasons for creating it, as well as its techniques and context. This is the artist at her most vehement, with strident comments delivered in ardent words, in order to communicate best extremely important issues within society. For nearly twenty years, Marie Louise Kold has spoken extensively about art, internationally and in a multitude contexts. She is available to give talks in English, Swedish or Danish.