Dissected Insects

In this piece I concoct and disrupt by dividing patterns and fiber structures. The insects are dissected into small earthy entities. This piece frames the order that arises anew, as a consequence of disruption and division.

BOUQUET ON CARPET

This small experimental work is an important piece in my pursuit of a technique to express sensations. The three-dimensional flowers and the pink stem are entities randomly placed in an orderly patterned landscape. They disrupt the landscape and demand attention.

PEEPHOLE

Curiosity/fear/fascination, sentiments which we experience in glimpses, understand in glimpses. My titles and works wander around the cracks and lines in between, catching glimpses and giving them a visual appearance in which they can be glimpsed yet again.

EMBRACING

The past couple of days I ventured down a path which led back to a previous idea and a previous title : Embracing – embracing the cracks and the lines in between.

BIRDS AND TREES

One tattered bird and one who appears as a blue mass integrated in the background behind floating trees. In both pieces I work with the softness and transparency given by the fiber structures.

Birds

Birds have been a recurring theme in my past productions. They represent freedom and a longing for the unseen and unknown. In these two small works on paper I have returned to a place in my younger pure self in order to explore the possibilities this theme could have for me today.

Mr. and Mrs. Potatohead.

In this piece I have returned to the idea of concocting various elements, with the intention of creating an identity formed randomly by raw and and transparent sensations. A round facial shape onto which human attributes are attached contains the idea of how identity may be formed.

Unmasked ventures onto canvas.

This week I have taken Unmasked into a bigger format ( 80X100cm ) and onto canvas. The insects have become more fragmented — on one side entangled in, and on the other side shaping the contours of a face. Unmasked, acrylics and fiber on canvas, 80x100cm

Holding on and letting go.

This week, several pieces of Unmasked have ended their existence in the wastebasket. I have preserved the existence of one. The pieces which I let go are often the ones which lead the road and show where to go next.

Visual Identity

My vision is that these initial pieces from unmasked represent the beginning of a new large body of work. I am working to find a path which enables a way to express hidden and forbidden sentiments. My use of insects ( silk fiber entities ) was born from a desire to give a visual identity to all the stuff in the cracks and in-between.

Within Landscapes

This past week has been very contemplative. I have chosen to post two very small works which suggest the direction and development for my work process. Acrylic and fiber on paper, each 30x20cm

WINDOW

In this piece the silk entities have moved into the background. The view is from the inside and out. The loosely painted silk entities become the wilderness seen through an obstructed frame.

BACK TO BASICS

I have spent the past week working on paper – always a good path when one feels indecisive about which direction to take in the middle of a multitude of crossroads.

Dissociation/4

In this piece I wanted the entities to form an organic mass, existing despite the differences in the joined elements. Next week I plan to work on paper, as a preparation for a series of larger scale canvas works.

Dissociation/2

Dissociation is the act of separating complex object into parts, in direct opposition to my earlier concoction of entities. The shelter in the top left of the fractured landscape offers relief and continuity.

Dissociation

Concoction and entities have by now become an established part of my works´ DNA, and the connotations these words have for me personally have become important tools in my work process. I now want to bring a dimension of uncertainty and disruption into the process. To help me achieve that, I have chosen ( or fallen in love with ) a new word: dissociation.

WORK PROCESS AND WORK TITLES NARRATED.

As I experience artwork as a process, it occurred to me that it would be of interest to me and those who take interest in my work to narrate the correlation between work titles and work process. My process can be seen as a pursuit of the unknown or unpredictable, with some level of control setting in when the pursuit begins to spiral out of control and demand answers. The ideas of entities and concoction were developed from this demand as a mean to control chaos. Investigating material, media and method to find and establish a starting point for investigating…

The Process of Venturing Wild

This piece reflects on a journey. I started with random “wild pieces” made of fiber and acrylics – small entities each representing a distinct identity derived from the interaction of the materials. These entities were then sampled in a coincidental yet deliberate manner, eventually arriving at an unplanned fulfillment of the journey.