Saturday, 28 December 2013

gift shopping

Stockholm trip before Christmas, passed the stylish shop of Åsa Lindström at Tjärhovsgatan.

Monday, 9 December 2013

hello hammarkullen - ollio exhibition

More art in Hammarkullen: At the underground tram stop opened a new exhibition space last Saturday. Jonathan Josefsson, Ollio, is the first artist to show his work here, created for the place. Transformation will change over time. Take tram 4, 8 or 9 before March.

Article about Ollio and his art work (2009)... and his work for this station....

Sunday, 8 December 2013

auf widersehen hammarkullen - mosaic project is over

We have finished the mosaic in Hammarkullen, Göteborg —for this year... I will miss my crew. This project has had a big heart and is one of the most fun I've been part of, ever.

Suburban life is absolutely different than inner city, but often I was reminded of my smaller home town. People are closer and everybody knows everybody, always someone to ask for help that will say "yes".

Dona, Hani, Mazlum and Saber, thank you so much for this Mosaikfabriken 2013 part two!

Snow has fallen, now we just have to wait for better weather before the cherry trees can be planted and spring picknicks.

Monday, 2 December 2013

berlin - street art


 Schöne Ecke Prenzlberg - Corner of Kollwitz/Wörtherstraße.

Photos from Berlin weekend trip two weeks ago. A long Sunday walk in Friedrichshein and Prenzlauerberg, public art all around.

Konstepidemin was open for Christmas last weekend. Love the well dressed Christmas trees the most.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

mosaic project part two

We are getting close to the finish line for the second part of our Hammarkulleparken mosaic. The first part was so successfull that a quick decision was made to continue. It was afternoon work for me Saber and Mazlum, Dona and Hani joined us after school for the four week production phase. Nine free standing concrete benches are filled with colors and motives. This time the artistic work had more individual themes - sports, tropical, celebrations of people, patterns...

Last week all mosaic was fixed, after we changed location to a parking deck in one of the apartment blocks in Hammarkullen.

And next week the benches will be placed close to the two entrances to the park.

I am happy, tired and excited. Thankful to all people involved who always say "Yes" and come up with solutions.

A totally different cooperative work Fine cell work, that yet again proves the power of making.
Thank you Henriette Ousbeck for the full story (in Swedish).

Sunday, 17 November 2013

mini break - berlin

I have worked so hard lately and well earned a break. And what better place is there than Berlin? Thank you Johan, for the Friedrichshein tour! - exhibition space - exhibition - artist open space for art and culture

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

eva bengtsson - last day

Today is last day of Eva Bengtsson show at Sintra. Lucky us who saw it.

But still a chance - even more of her ceramic at Dalslands Konstmuseum, until Dec 1.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

hammarparken opening

The new park opened last Saturday, a little chilly in the sun but warm feeling. Mosaic crew held the ribbon. Next week we'll start working on next mosaic project, the crew is same as before; me, Saber, Mazlum, Dona, Hani, Mikaela and Bellai. So proud!

About the park (Swedish)

Thank you Charlotta Klingström for telling me about Laura Jean MacLaughley and her mosaic works. 

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

mosaic crew - almost finished

Saturday September 28 is the inauguration day for the new park in Hammarkullen, a Göteborg suburb. My mosaic crew have no idea how appreciated their work will be.

Still there is lot to be finished, we are surrounded by big asphalt machines, carpenters, painters, electricians, delivery vans... and after they are home for dinner, by all the kids who can't wait for the park to be officially opened.

I hope for good weather so that we can enjoy the last leg of the work.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

two textile artists

Last days for a show at Nääs konsthantverk outside Göteborg. I'm so glad I made the trip!

Alexander Grüner, Norwegian artist, has created a total space filling piece based on a poem by Oscar Wilde (a poem he wrote after being imprisoned for two years, for being homosexual, and isn't it a good coincidence the opening of this exhibition happened at the seam time as Stockholm Pride).

Yet each man kills kills the things he loves. Alexander concentrated on three of the 109 verses and translated the words into Morse code, Yet Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves.

In the project room, newly graduated Kristin Bergman showed a project Klädd i blyerts, pencil drawn dresses and fabrics. So clever.