Wednesday, April 23, 2014

workshop 1: flower petals

I'm doing a series of out door workshops with preschool children again (another preschool). This is what we did today ...

the series of workshops I did last year  >>

Friday, April 11, 2014

soon workshops in the forrest again

The other day - a very rainy day - I went out in the forrest to try out some land art ideas for a series of workshops with preschool children (age 5). But I came to the conclusion - especially after meeting the children - that I couldn't be this subtle if I want to reach all of them...

It has to be something totally new for them - surprising and magic - or I won't get them interested. The pedagogues at preschools here in Sweden are excellent and often use nature as a tool - so I have to be really creative in order to give the children a new experience.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Art Walk Majorna

works by Jan Stigland and by me waiting to be placed/hanged in the group exhibition at Röda Sten Konsthall

The 12-14th of April Art Walk Majornas (Majornas Konstrunda) is taking place, which means open artist studios in the neighborhood Majorna in Göteborg. KKV is participating - which means you can visit all the different workshops and see what art we make there. At Röda Sten Konsthall there's a group exhibition where you can see all the participants. Jan Stigland and me are representing KKV in the exhibition.

read more about Art Walk Majorna (in English!) >>

read more about Majornas Konstrunda (Swedish only) >>
Jan Stigland unwrapping part of his sculpture group

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

a change of heart

I decided a sequence was the way to go for this print instead. It was quite complicated to get it all right as I was super tired today - been teaching screen printing all weekend and then spent all day yesterday applying for a residency. But with careful planning, notes to help me remember in what order to print what - and a proper lunch - I managed to solve it anyway! 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Museum of Public Art

Last month I went to Lund and visited the Museum of Public Art together with the students at the course in Public Art - Gestaltningsprocesser - at KKV (I'm teaching the screen printing part). I hadn't been there for like 15 years and it's so worth the visit. The museum has a fantastic collection of sketches and models for Public Art Pieces from both Sweden and the rest of the world. Right now they are constructing a section for Mexican murals! 
different ways of sketching, constructing models and parts of the work process - very interesting for artists to look at, of course.

Huge sketches by Matisse for the chapel in Vence-

Sketch for Mexican mural.

close up

paintings by Sonia Delaunay (sketches for murals), among others.

Plaster model for mould for sculpture by Henry Moore

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

working in my studio

I'm finally really into my own work again and I don't want anything to come and disturb my focus. I'm prepared to eat just white cabbage and carrots for the rest of my life and at this moment I feel that I don't even need any appreciation or encouragement - just let me continue and I'll be happy ... 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Inauguration at Stensjön's Preschool

Today I attended the Official Inauguration of Stensjön's Preschool. It was a grey and chilly day - but the balloons, the children singing and the pedagogues' enthusiasm when acting totally distracted us.

... and then I got flowers. I so love getting flowers.

(the fence behind the Portal is just temporary - to protect the grass to give it a chance to get rooted)