|the future looks bright!|
|Coy, Ludvig Ödman|
|Museum director Tomas Järliden, author Leif Zern and the artist herself Ulla Fries|
|Ulla Fries, Rockaägg, bronze 2010|
First I went to Kaleido to attend the annual awarding of Kaleido's grant to a promising young crafter. This year it went to metalsmith Ludvig Ödman for his tender reflections of our perishable material world. Flanked by Kaleido curators Sigrid Ingela Blom and Elisabet Berg, Ludvig checks out the kaleidoscope awarded to him according to Kaleido traditions.
Next, I tagged along colleagues Ebba and Lisa to the grand opening of artist Ulla Fries exhibition at Bror Hjorts Hus. She depicts objects from nature and fantasy creatures with huge tenderness and sensitivity. I heard that she's a very slow worker, completing two etchings per year.
These two artistic expressions, however different, felt closely related somehow. Showing affection and respect for the world around them.