Diary

11 April 2020

Update #9

Today is Easter Eve. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Peter and I (and the cats) are alone in the house. We will soon have a barbecue in the garden. But first, another update: One day in January 2018, Velta Raudzepa – Head of collections at the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga – visited Stockholm together with three Latvian artists. I met them at the ferry terminal and together we went to Waldemarsudde. I have known Velta since the mid-90s and greatly appreciate her extensive knowledge and long experience. Thanks for coming! Read More →
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9 April 2020

Update #8

Life is not just about work. In December 2017 I gave myself an early Christmas present: a weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2 hours train ride from our home. Hotel, my favorite street food (Turkish) outside the Central Station and above all: European Short Course Swimming Championships in the Royal Arena! Read More →
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9 April 2020

Update #7

During this update of my website, I go through photo archives as a reminder of what has happened. And, dear diary, I must mention the day in November 2017 when I was allowed back stage at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Thank you Anni Foglert & conservators! The feeling of sneaking through passages and along corridors, shortcuts between the great halls, seeing traces of everything that is accomplished but rarely mentioned. Love it! Read More →
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7 April 2020

Update #6

Keep on working! I made a new design for the second tapestry for Uppsala university. Title: The Deer in Nara Park. I dyed yarn in a variety of blue shades, which is quite far outside my comfort zone. But since I have spent so much time with deer in recent years, both figuratively and literally, I hope they will show the way in the future as well. A blue road to a Japanese park … Read More →
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7 April 2020

Update #5

I began my “post university life” (which ended in September 2017) by traveling to Uppsala and delivering the first of two tapestries commissioned by the university. The Graduation Party, 1,40m X 3,25m, hangs in room X in the university’s main building and will later be joined by another tapestry. Read More →
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6 April 2020

Update #4

Dear Diary, one of my most precious memories is from October 2017 and the Academic Ceremony at University of Gothenburg. What a grand, solemn as well as entertaining night. I received an honorary doctorate, doctor honoris causa, at the faculty of Science. So proud and moved. (In order not to suffer from too much hybris, the night ended with my black velvet dress stuck in the banquet hall’s escalator and chewed to shreds. A huge surprise.) What do you say? Thank you, life. Read More →
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5 April 2020

Update #3

My 5 year guest professorship at the Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg, was made possible thanks to the important benefactor and patron of craft, Barbro Wingstrand. I named the book/report about my time at the department “A Tapestry Journey – the book about following deer”. It’s available (in Swedish) from me or online at http://hdl.handle.net/2077/53435. Read More →
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4 April 2020

Update #2

The catalogue from the exhibition at Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde is out of stock and there’s just a few copies left in my studio. The texts are written by Karin Sidén, Kerstin Wickman, Tuija Nieminen Kristofersson and Thomas Kjellgren. Most of the photos are taken by Åke Nilsson and it is printed by Mixi Print. The graphic design is made by Beatrice Bohman. I love everything with it. Read More →
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29 March 2020

Update #1

To be invited to Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde, the beautiful art museum in Stockholm, was a dream come true. From October 2017 till February 2018 my older and newer tapestries, most of them on loan from museums and institutions, met for the first time in this retrospective exhibition. I’m so grateful. Read More →
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