Thursday, June 28, 2012

light effects

when waiting for my students to arrive to KKV (collective workshops) in the morning the other day, I got the time to notice the light effects

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

big format screen printing course

The summer course in big format screen printing is in on it's second week. (I'm therefore kind of busy.) This year's theme is the exhibition place itself - the ruin after the old fort of Elfsborg - and the site specific possibilities there (contextual and/or formal). Today a historian gave us a lecture and a tour.  I'm looking forward to seeing what my students will come up with in August!
what the fort (castle) looked like in the 16th century 

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

very much screen printing

test print for exposure time

The summer course I'm teaching in big format screen printing started last Friday. Today I'm so wasted after talking and demonstrating and talking. I never talk that much normally, so I'm kind of untrained ... but manage on will power (I'm a talkative person, though ... those few times I get the occasion!) 

Art in Progress - Leonara Hamill's project documenting empty studios in art schools. Great photos!

Friday, June 15, 2012

... and the final result

... with and without the lamps on. Both ways have their special advantages, and how I show this art piece will depend on the specific circumstances

I finished this sign two weeks ago and looking at it now I can finally see it as a whole piece, not just the details. Two more signs to go (there will not just be laughters!)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

slicing laughing faces

for the real thing

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

those little details

Some days it feels like you don't achieve much, even though you work all day ... but very often it is those important little details and preparations you need for a great result in the end. Like the day I painted the frame of my sign white (degrease, mask, paint, wait, paint, buy more spray paint, paint, wait - and ready) and prepared watercolor paper (measure, cut, wet, wait, tape).

Just white results, not a single line. And I did a lot of waiting

the results of a hard day's work: 4 white watercolor papers ready for painting and a white border on my sign

Monday, June 11, 2012

second trial (recorded)

... and it worked

Sunday, June 10, 2012

HDK graduation show

Yesterday I went on a guided tour of HDK (school of design and crafts) Graduation Show. This is what caught my eye (you can tell I am an artist not a designer ...). Unfortunately I was so hungry all the time that I missed the titles.
Art piece by Elina Nilsson. Elina is standing on the right
same art piece from the side
Kristina Skantze

Thursday, June 07, 2012

first trial (recorded)

it turned out to be really sensitive when turning ... anything uneven and sticking out even the slightest stopped the machine. I had to cut more paper aways and use glue and not double folded tape ...

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

sketches for testing

May 9, 2012
First step was to perform a test. So I made some simple drawings and cut them up. One of many questions to consider: should I just slice them and glue them (getting a broader image because of the distance in between the slices when mounted), or should I cut away a stripe in between?

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

could it be a sign?

Actually there were three signs in the big box - with light and that fantastic possibility of changing in between three images. I've always been fascinated by them - and now I was to make these babies mine ...

To be continued ...

Monday, June 04, 2012

how long does it take ...?

... to make an art piece?

Exactly one month ago I got a delivery I had been very much looking forward to - and last week I more or less finished the first art piece in a series of three. But the art piece actually started before that, when I got the idea when I was out for my morning run in early April. After some research, emails and phone calls ... I finally got my hand on the three xxxxx inside this box.

tomorrow I'll "open the box" for you ... and let you in on my latest art piece.