A long and lovely summer – even though holidays started with my granddad passing away next to Midsummer. Now holidays have come to an end – but luckily summer is still here. Late summer yes. But a most blessed and abundant season of the year. In fact all summer has been pure abundance. London culture and family tour, high energy summerweek course/camp at Testrup, bicycle trip with Bj to Silkeborg and Samsø, and now a quick Copenhagen visit ahead…
In London with Emilie. Great to see Lucius on home ground! And what else?
A wonderful holiday full of: Matisse’s Cut Outs at Tate Modern, mummies at British Museum, BP Portrait Award at The National Portrait Gallery and 524 Hours by Marina Abramović at The Serpentine Gallery, long walks and talks in Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens, plush summer weather, tarot readings, a little shopping at Camden and Covent Garden – and frequent water and coffee breaks at coffee shops, in parks and along the waterside.
Participating in two exhibitions this summer: 3rd International Artmoney Exhibition at Gallery Dencker + Sneider in Berlin – and hem: hjem: koti: heim: heima: angerlarsimafik, artists’ books by CONTEXT, which has come to the last stop on this tour: North Atlantic House in Copenhagen. (Photoes from the opening here) .
Both exhibitions can be seen till 24th Augst.
Images: Two of my works: House-book and 1:1 at The North Atlantic House – and Lucius‘ artmoney in the window at Dencker + Sneider.
As you have definitely noticed I moved to my Granddad’s place half a year ago – this nice, old yet somewhat worn house that basically needs a thorough makeover. However, I am working determined to keep a sensible balance – so all my time and energy will not suddenly vanish into a blue sky of endless renovation, modernization and maintenance tasks …
Mainly it’s about prioritizing. And accepting that everything takes its time. I like things to be neat, clean and beautiful, yes, but I have no need for a polished surface. Never was interested in the perfect. For me it’s not how things looks – but very much how they feel – and how they are… :-)
My art classes at Testrup and mixed media courses at G13 have come to an end for a while – and so have more of my art projects – including HOME. The touring exhibition opened last week at the North Atlantic House where it can be see until 24 August. Do drop by if you are in Copenhagen during summer.
I feel like I have been in some kind of overdrive speed for the last half year – with the moving to my grandfather’s house in Aarhus – and all that followed – getting installed and reestablishing my atelier – and finding time to clean up and renovate my new residence – inside and out.
Now comes a time for relaxing, reflection and recharging some new energy. I have very few sommerplans. Yet.
Right now I’ll start the holidays enjoy my garden. A mild and lush wilderness. My daily paradise.
Wish you all a happy summer!
Simple as can be.
From Saturday’s workshop on artists’ books.
Photocredit LRJ ;-)
From this weekend’s MASTER CLASS in collages & boards. Fusions between stencils and embroidery techniques seem to work very well …
Next weekend (Saturday) the subject is: ARTISTS’ BOOKS. Further info here & here