Diary

27 November 2016

Cappadocia

Dear Diary, in October I got the opportunity to travel with colleagues from The University in Gothenburg to Istanbul and also to Cappadocia in Central Anatolia, Turkey. We discussed future collaboration at the Marmara University in Istanbul, visited a carpet workshop in Avanos and the historic sites in the fantasy landscapes of Cappadocia – everything so exiting and fruitful. Wish the wonderful people of this beautiful country a good future. Read More →
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14 October 2016

Handmade Issues on Youtube

Dear Diary, now lectures and panel discussion from the event at Kulturhuset in September are available on Youtube. Search for Handmade Issues 2016. The scenography was made by Samir Alj Fält, Design Lab S, with kids and youngsters in Skärholmen. Read More →
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30 September 2016

Rome

Dear Diary, I’m back home after a great week with students and colleagues in Rome. There’s so much to see and learn, you are not the same person after spending quality time so close to history. (And I have touched one of Raphael’s tapestries at the restoration laboratory in The Vatican…) Read More →
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5 September 2016

Handmade Issues

On Wednesday the 7th the craft event Handmade Issues will take place at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm. There will be some short talks, I will give one, and a round table conversation about how creative processes and the making of objects influences us. Looking forward to that! (I believe it’s sold out, unfortunately.) Read More →
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12 June 2015

The EBP story

Dear Diary, yesterday I had the pleasure to see artist Melsene Laux and her two film colleagues, Sylvia Edwinsson and Niels Elley, in my studio. They are running a very interesting project about the artist Elisabeth Bergstrand-Poulsen, 1887–1955. Melsene now lives in the same village, Långasjö, where Elisabeth was born. She finished her art studies at the Art Academy in Stockholm 1913 and some years later she met Axel Poulsen in Italy. They got married in Långasjö and then settled down in Denmark. Well, to make a long and interesting story short: In the 1930′s EBP started on a large painting on the subject of Woman’s Seasons, insisting that it should be a tapestry. The image was inspired by the unicorn tapestries in Paris... Read More →
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9 June 2015

Textile Traces

Dear Diary, one more word about my birthday party: We had many night guests that night. All the guest rooms were full, we had to create some temporary beds. When everybody had left I was browsing through the house. So many nice traces and remnants. Champagne glasses. Gift wrapping paper. Sally’s dress. And a wrinkled bed alongside my loom. Thought it looked beautiful in the sunset light. Read More →
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9 June 2015

Birthday Party

Dear Diary, even if I try to keep my website work related, some private things just have to be squeezed in. And the wonderful surprise party on my 60′s birthday, thrown by my family and friends, actually had a close connection to my work. Because the dinner table was decorated with characters from my tapestries, gold sprayed. What a brilliant idea. The lion, the swan, the deer, the cutlery… The whole party was a visual feast. And the food, the games, the video greetings from friends far away… It was an amazing day. Read More →
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8 June 2015

Summer again…

Dear Diary, hmmm… how do I explain my absence for so many months? Well. It’s easy. Work, work, work. I have never in my life been in such a hurry as this last year. It has to do with the commission for The University College in Oslo, Norway, and my Guest Professorship in Gothenburg. But now I’m back on track. The Oslo tapestry are placed on their permanent location. A new loom project is in progress in my studio. And my university research project is actually beginning to make sense. I will step by step upgrade you on everything. Now I just want to say: After a really busy winter, and a terribly cold spring, the summer light has finally returned to us. Thank you. Read More →
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11 July 2014

Open studio

Dear Diary, in connection with Nässelfrossa, the cultural festival in western part of Blekinge, I opened my studio to visitors. Boa and I showed our current projects and I told about the house, the studio, tapestry art and my interpretation thereof. Although not everyone who wanted to come could fit in the room, it was a good day. Read More →
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