Monday, 5 November 2007
birch trees and ice
If I ever wondered where they come from, all the stripes I paint, this could well be the answer. So many birches I must have seen. I've lived on the west coast longer than I lived up north but still, this is the landscape I carry inside. There is a certain, very very fragile beauty in colours and outlines that at times can make me very very melancholy.
Strange feeling to come back to Göteborg, it's like if someone put the leaves back on the trees again. In the north they will have more snow the days to come.
Ice project: the main tourist site in the north is an ice hotel in the middle of nowhere, in Jukkasjärvi. It's all built up of ice from the river nearby, and every spring it melts, going back to the river. Incredibly beautiful, transparent and light.
Artists are invited to create new art and design work every year, pictures from 2007 and 2006.
My favourite percussionist, Norwegian Terje Isungset made ice concerts. More amazing pictures here and sound here.
Heather Smith Jones shows work in the exhibition "Mapping the way" at Artstream, look!