I have been a few but intensive days in southern Sweden to visit Dalia my lithuanian colleague and friend who lives there and who both can boast with the title bookbinder and supplier to the royal swedish court.
But do not let yourself be fooled by her gentle and delicate features. Dalia is a woman with pure tiger gasoline pumping in her veins! Never have I come so quickly from one place to another – and never has it been in such a precious vessel like this blue Jaguar. (Guess it’s not possible to even think of driving slowly in such a car ???)
Anyway, here comes a few views from my recent days – from Dalias workshop where she just made me a notebook with my name engraved in gold,from a visit to a taxidermist colleague of hers and to a wonderful exhibition of artists’ books – or konbtnärsgjorda böcker as it is called in Swedish – at Lunds Konsthall.
I feel very grateful and completely filled up with inspiration for future projects.
The other day we met again our little “Sculpture School”. This time to experiment with plaster casts.
First we made a series of prints of formation of seeds and other plant material into small clay plates. Then placed the plates in a form (here, old milk cartons) and then poured plaster in and let it harden – till it’s ready for unpacking and further processing. Simple and fun!
Just made this collage for the exhibition at Godsbanen to mark SPOR KUNSTEN (Track the Art) which kicks off this weekend. Please, feel welcome – use the opportunity to visit my workshop for a clooser luck at my collection of picture boards, collages, artists’ books, etc.
OPENING at Godsbanen Friday 16-18
OPEN DOORS at my G13 ATELIER Saturday-Sunday 11-17
More at www.sporkunsten.dk and FB
Once again this year 65 professional visual artists in East Jutland open the doors to their studios and workshops for an art interested audience 1.-2. October at 11-17.
At my atelier G13 there will be an exhibition of picture boards, collages and artists’ books. There will be a batch of new artmoney fresh from the printing press and other projects-in-progress. I will see the event as a good reason to clear up the space and put some spicy tea in the pot.
Welcome to my atelier at Grenåvej 13 – Aarhus next weekend.
See more at www.sporkunsten.dk
Today I had the first of a series of sculpture – / modeling workshops along with two of my wonderful friends and colleagues. For a long time we’ve wanted to do something three-dimensional. The plan is to try out clay, plaster, wire, cardboard and who knows what else. And it was just so great to get started!
In addition the weather was totally on our side. Indian Summer invited for both work and have lunch at my studio terrasse.
Next time we meet will be in two weeks in Dorthe allotment. I am already looking forward. 😉
Clods of earth collected in my garden – mixed up with a few seeds from Lathyrus Latifolius (perennial sort with white flowers) shipped off today for EARTH/RAWMATTER, an Italian Mail Art project I was invited to.
These ‘naturalistic finds’ will be presented at the Universitá del Melo Gallery in Milano in November.
Visiting London to see art, gather new strength, inspiration and fresh street garbage for my upcoming Creative Art Courses . 🙂