Sunday, October 19, 2014

paper cuts and coffee stains

More products for Kaleido Konsthantverk!

The paper decorations are meant to hang in a window or a doorway. The sides fold out from the middle, I've sewn with green or red thread and they have a small tassle hanging down at the base :)

Below are coffee constellation cards. Made on good aquarelle paper with a Fineliner and then painted with instant coffee. I just love the warm brown color, effects – and smell!

Friday, October 17, 2014

paper treasure

Been binding some books lately. 

I "found" my old paste paper stash from when I went to bookbinding school 10 years ago! We spent a whole week making wonderful papers to use as book covers. They turned out beautiful the whole lot, it was so much fun. I used to just bring them out to look at and then tuck them away again... they're like a treasure to me. Didn't want to spoil them. But now I've suddenly made up my mind to start using them. I love them, but they need to be used! So here goes, here's a first batch.

The books will soon be for sale at Kaleido!

In January I'll start as an active member again at Kaleido, after my year of resting membership (hasn't actually been all that restful, but good being able to concentrate on my suggestion for the public art commission and important family matters).

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hospital art

Roland Persson

Fredrika Linder (all 3 above)

Torbjörn Johansson

A few weeks ago some colleagues from Kaleido and I went to Akademiska Sjukhuset (University Hospital) in Uppsala to look at some of the recently accuired public art works. It was very interesting. Just to have a really good look – see the different expressions, materials and solutions. 

Psykiatrins Hus (psychiatric dep) has amazing work by Anders Widoff in the main entrance. I was lucky to have heard a talk by him about this work a few months ago. It was stunning to see it in real life. It's huge  and my photos don't make the artwork justice. 
Also a huge sculpture by Frida Tebus called Finding Lithium and a breathtaking, large scale embroidered drapery by Kazuyo Nomura. 

Anders Widoff
Anders Widoff
Frida Tebus
Kazuyo Nomura (detail)

Kazuyo Nomura

Monday, October 13, 2014

I'm on TV – Sverige!

I was featured on national TV! For Sverige!, a show which reflects the cultural life in Sweden (one of our favorite programs, always an interesting mix).

I was filmed and interviewed for 2 days in my studio and at my solo exhibition at Kaleido Konsthantverk in Uppsala. The result was boiled down to 3 minutes (!) and can be seen here for thirty days. I'll see if I can upload a small video of the 3-minute sequence later.

It could of course have been longer, but I think they caught the essence of my thoughts on work.