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!

14 comments:

Camilla Engman said...

Good luck! Lycka till!
Vi ses i morgon på vernissaget.

Marie-Louise said...

Lycka till och hoppas på en jätterolig dag!

mansuetude said...

love what you're saying. it opens up a new door of thought in what i see. great good luck! Enjoy.

chaetoons said...

Absolutely - GOOD LUCK !!!
Love your concept of "immortal flowers". Have pressed flowers in the past for just the reasons you state. But had never thought the concept completely through. . . .
Hugs
Chae

j said...

caught my breath when the page opened. i know i'm missing something, have that unsettled feeling when you really want to be somewhere else. i wish i was in Goteborg. would be so wonderful to see this gallery with so much of your work all together.

you're such an amazing artist, Bibbi. enjoy your show opening. i'm sure everybody will

Alexandra Hedberg said...

Lycka till! Om allt går planenligt kommer jag förbi imorgon!

purple-n-orange said...

Wow..wat a beautiful concept;) all the very best for your show.

paula lindblom said...

Hej Bibbi!
LYCKA, LYCKA TILL!!!
Ska försöka ta mig förbi någon dag, tyvärr inte idag, på den stora dagen, dagen då man kan träffa konstnären och säga hej och lycka till i real life!
Allt gott!
Kramkram Paula

andrea tachezy said...

Wonderful work, Bibbi! Good luck with your opening!!

caniche vagabundo said...

Good work!!!

I hope you have a great show!

Lylou said...

you have been so busy. sorry for not being around so much, but you are in my thoughts and i hope the show is a smash!

Bibbi said...

Thank you so much for all good wishes, they are so warming! and so is the sun here today, no work discipline at all :)

La Jugueteria said...

Te felicito...precioso.

hrsj said...

Bibbi this is a stunning show, I hope you feel good about it all because it is fabulous! Congratulations and hooray for wonderful weather!