Thursday, June 14, 2012

with beaks and claws

Annica Danielsson Alméns bird baths
Christina Larsson ceramic birds with wire feet
Ebba Stålhandskes embroidery and Veronica Gardetofts glass bird in glass cage
Elisabet Bergs concrete bird bath
Jan Billmans carved sea swallow
Jögge Sundqvist, carved wood and Tabea Dürr, embroidery
Katarina Perssons ceramic claws and Lena Billingskogs cabinet
Lena Junell Opgenoorths felted family
Lisa Malmgren Åbergs jewellery
Karin André Baroviaks glass pond and Christina Larssons ceramic birds
Pia Ulfvenhags ceramic eggs and my paper ones

A selection of pieces from the summer exhibition Med näbbar och klor (with beaks and claws) at Kaleido Konsthantverk. It's a fun and beautiful show - don't miss it if you're nearby!
Open daily (except Sundays) until August 18th.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

cuckoos nest

Voilá my contribution to the summer exhibition at Kaleido Konsthantverk. I call it Cuckoos Nest. The eggs are made of book pages and glue, I used the folded part from stitched books, thereof the folds and small holes that remain. Of course only one egg differs from the rest.

I enjoyed making the nest, although I wonder how a jury of experts had judged my work... Speaking of which, Mattias and I are totally absorbed in the activity around our bird feeders outside our kitchen window. We have a perfect view and have counted 13 different species; Bullfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, and Hawfinch amongst others. It's not been good for the work discipline, running to the window every now and then to check who's there...

Sunday, June 3, 2012

bye bye hello hello

Longing, mocha set made of book paper
Species Litteras Q, wooden box containing handcut letters of various fonts, pinned down with insect pins

Two of my larger pieces were sold last week and have now left me for new owners... I usually don't feel that strong attachments to my work - of course I'm fond of my work, but usually very happy to let go, too. These proved a bit harder to part from... especially Q, which was part of my degree project from 1996 (!). Well, I'm over all that now and extremely happy to know they're in good hands. Longing will be exposed in a public place in Uppsala municipality and Q will hang in the private home of a doctor of literature (doktor i litteraturvetenskap - I'm not sure how to write that in english...).

Now I'm totally into the next project: making paper eggs. This is for the new group exhibition at Kaleido; Med näbbar och klor (= With beaks and claws). Show opens next Saturday June 9th. More photos will follow....