Sunday, January 22, 2017

Summing up 2016: July - September

In July I went on a well deserved vacation on Crete with my family 

and enjoyed as well some free time in Sweden doing those special summer things - like picking wild raspberries. 

In August I was back in the studio giving my aging balloons some attention and finally getting to work on my own art (all spring was dedicated to making money).

In the end of September I went with my family to Greece again; this time when it was not so hot - so we could visit all those ancient sites.
Meanwhile I participated in a group exhibition about Public Art at Galleri KC in Gothenburg.



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

summing up 2016: April-June

In April and May I continued with my Land Art project developing the methodology and giving many workshops for preschoolers. 

May came with beautiful weather and I participated with a Land Art installation along Stensjöpromenaden in Mölndal as part of Green Gothenburg.

But not everything was a success ... I made a suggestion for a public commission for a school - but my competitor got the job ... The things happens now and then.
Then I had an exhibition showing the sketches and work process for a public commission for a school ("here, take mine") from 2013  - at Skissernas Rum at Gallery KC Väst.
In June my Land Art project resulted in a methodology book (120 pages, in Swedish) for artists - available on-line here - and to spread the word I gave lectures ... 
 and Land Art workshops for artists.

During the last days of June I made a wall painting for Artmadethis - an urban art project promoting female artists in the four biggest cities in Sweden.

I named the painting "Let them eat cake"

Thursday, January 05, 2017

summing up 2016: Jan-March

2016 was a horrible year for me privately, especially the first half year. Which is one of the reasons why I took a break from blogging.

But I do not wish to linger on that subject - professionally 2016 was a good year and focusing on working helped me through some hard time.
All of January was dedicated to a printmaking project for preschoolers together with Carina Eriksson at Sinkadusen - a creative resource-center for preschools in Mölndal. Almost 100 children got the chance to try several different ways to work with printmaking and every time we looked to a different artist's work for inspiration (one of them being me).

In February and March I kept focusing on printmaking when making an investigation and report on how the Printmaking department at Akademin Valand could improve with suggestions for changing the workshop's all over lay-out and what new investments could be made. I visited many printmaking studios - here at the photo the lithographic workshop at the school of Fine Art in Stockholm.

First half of 2016 was also the time for my Land Art Project (supported by a generous grant from the region) - a pedagogical project to develop the methods working with preschools and with the goal to get more artists to work with Land Art for preschoolers. February- March I focused on the preschool teachers with workshops outdoors (cold...). Here you can read about the whole project (in Swedish though) 
During this period I also completed a public commission for a preschool in Getinge (Halmstad Municipal) - and in March it was finally mounted!

Looking back at this period I wonder how many hours a week
 I worked? Did I sleep?
Did I take
any day off at all?

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

sketching for a public commission


Right now I'm having an extremely busy period; sketching for a public commission, attending long meetings in Stockholm for the Swedish National Artists' Association and right now I'm spending a week in Lidköping guest teaching (and of course working on grant applications etc at night) ...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Shadow play

A last photo from my exhibition; the laughing faces in the window as shadows on the gallery wall....

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Photos from my exhibition; Part Party

I've been working with form-cut laughters for some time now - but it's just recently that I feel like I've started to find the way to use them properly. I've felt that I wanted to work with the 2-dimensionel drawing in the 3-dimensionel space ... but not really known how to ...
My just terminated exhibition at "Bageriet" was a way to try some of my solutions out with an audience. I call this hanging figure-group "Party Party". They swirl around in space and their sometimes distinct shadows dance on the wall. Different light conditions create changes in expression and the figures have different colours on both sides.