Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Museum of Public Art

Last month I went to Lund and visited the Museum of Public Art together with the students at the course in Public Art - Gestaltningsprocesser - at KKV (I'm teaching the screen printing part). I hadn't been there for like 15 years and it's so worth the visit. The museum has a fantastic collection of sketches and models for Public Art Pieces from both Sweden and the rest of the world. Right now they are constructing a section for Mexican murals! 
different ways of sketching, constructing models and parts of the work process - very interesting for artists to look at, of course.

Huge sketches by Matisse for the chapel in Vence-

Sketch for Mexican mural.

close up

paintings by Sonia Delaunay (sketches for murals), among others.

Plaster model for mould for sculpture by Henry Moore

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

working in my studio

I'm finally really into my own work again and I don't want anything to come and disturb my focus. I'm prepared to eat just white cabbage and carrots for the rest of my life and at this moment I feel that I don't even need any appreciation or encouragement - just let me continue and I'll be happy ... 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Inauguration at Stensjön's Preschool

Today I attended the Official Inauguration of Stensjön's Preschool. It was a grey and chilly day - but the balloons, the children singing and the pedagogues' enthusiasm when acting totally distracted us.

... and then I got flowers. I so love getting flowers.

(the fence behind the Portal is just temporary - to protect the grass to give it a chance to get rooted)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

drowning it; Attempt II

what to do with all those screen prints?

Drown it 

Attempt II (another screen print)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

a sunny day - in every sense

Today the sun light was fantastic and everything felt good in the studio. Somehow I felt fine with the current circumstances - not having any public art commissions going on, no more teaching summer courses in screen printing... My money will last for some time and I should just stay cool - and cherish this opportunity to be free to work on my own art.

I've done a lot of thinking lately as it has been 10 years (in May) since I started my company as an artist. And in autumn it will be five years since I wrote my first post in my Art as Business series. What have I achieved? Am I on the right track?

Sunday, March 09, 2014

more screen printing

I continued screen printing all week - trying out some different options. I want to do something new, something different than before.

For two months now I've felt kind of lost. I've been trying to get my
motivation and passion back. Could it be the time of the year? Or that I spend almost no time working on my own art last autumn and summer (just working on commissioned art) - and that I just have a hard time getting started again? 

Anyway; last week was fun screen printing!

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

and some screen printing ...

from today and the other week

Monday, March 03, 2014

Now I know how to weld!

Last week was a busy one; first I taught screen printing four days and then I learned welding and metal construction for three days (thus no weekend off for me!). The very first day welding seemed almost impossible - especially seeing through that small dark square in the helmet, but also keeping my hand steady - but the second day I suddenly could both see and control!

I see so many possibilities with this knowledge and of course the access to the metal workshops at KKV. I'm planning some small practical welding projects for fixing things in the studio to continue right ahead.