Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Last fall (I think it was) we discovered there was a huge hole in one of the large anthills we pass on our dogwalk. The hill was almost destroyed, one side had completely caved in - we stood there appalled, all that work... We couldn't understand who the vandal could be. Human or animal? Which animals eat ants? This was the doing of something larger than a bird. We never got any answers, and the hill seemed almost abandoned. But today we saw intense activity, they were working like crazy, I've never seen such an amount of ants! They have already managed to cover up the cave-in. So we can relax now :)
Monday, April 18, 2011
On top of the steep hill in our forrest, lies a lot of rubbish. A part from the usual numerous beer cans, we found a smashed machine of some sort, the remains of an electric supply device and traces of a large lamp - we believe there may have been a ski-lift here once upon a time.
The result of my findings this day became a metal nettlefish.
Gunilla Poignants' colored jellyfish float in the room - the reflection is magical. She's exhibiting at Kaleido in Uppsala currently.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Day 3. Took the day off and went to visit my parents. Passing through Stockholm to buy a few necessities - flowers, german specialities, a cast iron pan, a digital watch, a spatula, blueberry soup...
Don't throw anything away - make art with it, like El Anatsui. Thank you Annika Ekdahl (one of the intitiators of th Broke and Brave project) for the tip!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Day 1. Found: beer cans in the forest. My first contribution to the
BROKE & BRAVE or The Not Just Another Ordinary Week Project (a Facebook project initiated by Annika Ekdahl and Birgitta Nordström).
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BROKE & BRAVE or The Not Just Another Ordinary Week Project.
From April 11th to April 17th, we invite you to take part in an art activity that doesn’t cost anything and doesn’t leave behind a pile of transformed materials.
You can chose 2 levels – or maybe try them both.
The BROKE level:Browse around the area where you live/stay/work or a place you temporary visit until you find something. Make something of that item. Take a photo. Upload it to Facebook*.
The BRAVE level:Browse around the area where you live/stay/work or a place you temporary visit. Approach a stranger. Ask: ”Hi, I wonder if you can give me something?” If you get something as a gift (don´t accept money!), make something of that item. Take a photo. Upload it on Facebook.
DO THIS ONCE A DAY!
*Look up Annika Ekdahl, Kyrkhult, on Facebook. Go to the Broke & Brave group and ask to be a member. Upload your image – with info about date & place & level (broke or brave) – every day during the week. - - -
*Look up Annika Ekdahl, Kyrkhult, on Facebook. Go to the Broke & Brave group and ask to be a member. Upload your image – with info about date & place & level (broke or brave) – every day during the week.
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I like the way Maria Lewis deals with tins and cans and other overlooked materials.