Created this Artists´ Book recently for Closure.  The task simply was to illustrate something that closes / ends / stops. I decided to focust on the idea of having to say goodbye to life itself – something we’ll all inevitably experience – one way or the other.

I was inspired by an old school photo found in my grandmother’s photo album. When I started looking at all the individual faces, their hair, clothes, the way to stand, sit or pose I couldn’t help thinking of destinies and life stories. What dreams and expectations did they have these kids? How were their family backgrounds? Who were friends with whom? Who grew up and became lovers? Who are still alive today – and who left this world long time ago?

As a small appendix, I attached a bag of seeds from my garden as every participant has been asked to contribute a symbolic item to a collaborative collection that will remain as a record after the exhibition. Hopefully these flower seeds will  remind us that the cycle of life always continues. After death comes resurrection!

About hanne

Mixed media artist working with collage, art-money, artists´ books, ceramics and communication
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4 Responses to Closure

  1. elke says:

    this is one of the most beautiful things i have seen….. i love hearing about the process of it, the inspiration.. i am losing my father- and it just really spoke to me.
    thank you! you are incredibly talented.

  2. Seth says:

    Absolutely stunning. I love the way that you make this spare color palette always come alive!

  3. Giuli says:

    En FLOT løsning! Kunne godt tænke mig at se værket på tæt hold.

  4. suki says:

    lovely and the book with the closure tabs reminds me of a corset. wonder if that was your intent?

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