Midsommarafton/Midsummer eve is a tradition celebrated at the end of June when the hours of sunlight reaches its peak. During the day there is dancing, an overload of flower decorations and food. The celebration often turns into an almost hedonic party and the light midsummer night is filled with magic, romantic and even erotic myths. It’s a night of adventures, beauty, nature and of course – jewellery!
“Iigo lea?” means “right?”, in Swedish “eller hur?” . It is an expression used to confirm consensus and it was the first Sami expression I picked up. Monica Blind Påve and I chose to give the exhibition At Norrbottens Museum the title Iigo lea because we think the expression describes our collaboration in a good way.
Last year Monica Blind Påve and I were invited by Anna Sjöberg and Sámi Duodji to make a cooperation project. Monica is a Sami artist from Övre Soppero and in the frame of this project she has been visiting my studio in Göteborg and I have also been working with her in Övre Soppero. We have been sharing experiences both from our art and craft practice and from life in general, and we have also made some new discoveries together. It’s been a fantastic journey including long rides in trains and cars, swimming in rivers, lots of laughs, craft and new friends.
Hanna Liljenberg is not only one of my closest friends – our work also has many connections; repetitions, organic shapes and slow growing structures. The jewelry grows bit by bit. Paper pieces are folded and glued, plastic scales are mangled and stitched, but the lowest common denominator is probably the scissors and all the cuts.
Some time ago I was invited to make a workshop at the art and design school Beirut Creative Space. The school offers courses to students who can’t afford the, often expensive, design courses available in Lebanon. The students come from different parts of the country and also from refugee camps. The criteria to get […]
Necklace, 2009, fabric by Karin Gyllerfelt, photo: Kristian Pohl Kammaren is a new gallery in Lund, and the exhibition Ögonstenar / Apple of my eye was the first exhibition. 33 artists working with materials like gold, silver, hair, seashells, wood, soil, coal and paper were invited, and my necklace “A Constant Grinding” made of […]
Trophy, necklace by Tanel Veenre. Model Sofie Gillstedt Alkemisterna – the Alchemists – is Diagonal’s idea for a tv-show about art jewellery. We have made a pilot episode to present the subject and the topics we want the future tv-show to highlight. The purpose of the tv-show is to increase the interest for craft and […]