Monday, March 02, 2015

new moo business cards


For years now I've made a new set of moo business cards for every new exhibition. I've been printing some of the art pieces in the exhibition on one side of the cards (and my contact info on the other, of course) - like a selected mini version of the exhibit ... as 
you can print many different motives in the same batch with moo. Another reason is that the quality of the moo business cards is great. (no, I'm not being sponsored by them!). I'm a bit extra sensitive to the printing quality as I work a lot in my art with pinkish and yellow tones that can get really "wrong" in print.

Anyhow; this time it turned out to be even better - they've just started offering square business cards! All my screen prints for my up-coming exhibition To Do [Laugh] are squarish so I had thought this would be rather tricky - but now it was just perfect instead. 
In addition screen prints are very suitable for reproduction ... so my new little business cards look just like mini-versions of my prints! I'm very happy about this; I can easily try different combinations for hanging the exhibition. Let's just hope now that my artist colleagues won't pinch them all at the opening ...




Thursday, February 26, 2015

about my workplace

I'm sharing some things about my workplace at Ada Sweden: details about my studio set-up, my working day and what inspires me. (The interview is in Swedish) 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

studio stylish


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

planning land art workshop


Last week, when we still had some snow, I visited a little piece of nature close to a preschool.  I'll be giving a series of land art workshops there in April - but now it was hard to imagine what it will look like in spring. Last year's workshops looked like this (but that was in another location and with another preschool).

April will be full time out doors for me as I will give another series of workshops - like this one - to four more preschools. All-in-all 15 full days (+ preparations and test). I might have to get new rain clothes!

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

trying to get an overview


I'm sitting at the computer looking at some of the art pieces I made the last 12 months trying to get an overview. I have to make a selection of 10 art pieces for both grants applications and exhibition applications.

I actually have a lot to chose in between and wish I could pick more than 10. As I mostly work in series I want to represent each series with more than one-two photos. This is in many way a luxury-problem though ... last year I felt I had nothing, so this is so much better.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

cutting out laughter

Right now I'm cutting out a lot of laughter from fashion magazines as a preparation for my next series. Before I've just tore out the pages, but this time I'm cutting the shapes as well and grouping the laughing women. This way I notice tendencies more than before ...

Women laugh when they dance, when they walk (often with a friend), when they get married, when they are training, when they splash water in their face (a lot!). This is the more "natural laughter". Then we have the interviewed laughter - the obvious posing - then sporty women laugh more often and female designers laugh (male not at all as much). And there are a lot more laughter in summer!

... just noticing ...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

... and some close-ups


This is how some of the "post-it" screen prints turned out. To clarify; the yellow/pink post-it notes are screen printed as well ... In this post from October you can see what it looked like when I was playing around with the post-it notes (that time I had just screen printed laughing faces on post-it notes and was moving them around).

I know it sounds a bit complicated ... and yes, 
it has been a bit complex.