Five minutes away from my new work place in suburbia Angered, is a magical mystical forest. The perfect place to catch your breath and sort your thoughts. It´s a nature reserve with prepared paths, in lunch break distance. Am I lucky.
Sketches for a commission in Lindesberg, small mid Swedish city, and the new ER entrance at the hospital. It was a competition between three artists. Maria Ängqvist Klyvare's idea was chosen by the committee, and it will be realised some time next year.
I was in second place, with mixed feelings. Disappointment over the missed chance to actually transform the idea into reality, with all the challenges that comes along in the process; artistically, technically, the relation to the architecture and so on.
But also relief as I need to put so much energy into my new part time job as producer/curator at the culture center in one of the Göteborg suburbs, Blå Stället.
I have a good feeling when I walk up the hill to my studio. Relaxed and eager at the same time, as it is when in the middle of the process. Working with a small commission for a hospital, three wall pieces. Just finished the first part. Two more on their way.