Friday, 18 April 2008
for ever flowers
Happy to invite you to the opening of my show at Lerverk here in Göteborg tomorrow, "I glädje och sorg - In joy and sorrow". Some things you have seen before, some development is there, I hope. New are these, the smaller wreaths I've put together lately. It is so much fun, trying to give each one a specific hidden story.
Nearby the sea helped me (thank you! and thank you also for sharing Cathy Cullis work) by asking a clarifying question not long ago. Here is my answer that tells some of what the show is about:
"I'm playing with the idea of flowers used for different occasions...
...The flower you dry and save from a special event, a gift from a lover, the bride's flowers, the harvest celebration, midsummer etc. We try, in vain, to keep the moment knowing it will never come back, but we hope and long to get there again.
Flowers made of ceramic must be the most "immortelle" possible. Another part of the story is that at cemeteries in the South of France the graves are decorated with the most beautifully handmade ceramic flower arrangements, colourfully glazed..."
Then add some folk art inspiration and this is what you get. Wish me luck for tomorrow!
Wish you all a sunny weekend!