Sunday, 9 March 2014

springtime hammarkullen


A revisit to Hammarkullen, sunny Saturday. The cherry trees are planted, footboll field is crowded, spring is in the air. It seems like there will be a community mosaic project this year too, everybody is so glad to see how much a little color can change a whole neighborhood.


First gig on new job; exhibition opening in the underground tram station.
Far & son, until June 11.

Jennifer Forsberg show at Galleri Mårtensson & Persson, Stockholm, until April 5.

Monday, 3 March 2014

anna-lena dancy visit






On the other side of the Lärjeån woods lies the ceramic studio of Anna-Lena Dancy. I hope she will invite me again so I can see the magnolia trees blossom in her garden.

Michael Grab - Gravity glue - makes you want to build things

Saturday, 1 March 2014

lärjedalen - lunch break walk





 


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.

 And there is a café Lärjeåns café och trädgårdar... with much more than just the fika.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

three little pieces







Now they hang at the nurse's work stations in a newly restored surgical ward in Växjö. Hope you never get sick and see them for real.

It was fun to make them, another chance to try out mixing form and mosaic pieces.

Newly reminded of ceramic idol from year's ago: Jun Kaneko
He gave a talk at a ceramic conference in Oslo, and touched so many of us.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

helga henschen - for peace




The art work in Tensta underground station in Stockholm is made by artist, poet, author Helga Henschen, 1975. She was an important political artist in the seventies and an inspiration for many.

Brochure, in Swedish but with lots of photos, about the art in all the stations download here

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

in second place





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.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

three little pieces



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.

Inspiration
- to be reminded of playfulness and fun: cardboardboxoffice.com
- to be reminded of patience and fulfilling one's idea Jee Young Lee