Search for Equilibrium

“The process of making and the process of thinking. Repetition as a way to transform.” - the artist

A Point of Balance, 2019, Yarn fabric and glue, approximately 51 x 15 x 15 inches, $400

A Point of Balance, 2019, Yarn fabric and glue, approximately 51 x 15 x 15 inches, $400

It’s all about the process. The process of making and the process of thinking.
Repetition as a way to transform.

I sit for hours crocheting, as a private protest against a stressful society,
or as a meaningless time-killer while waiting for change. A feeling of impuissance.

Will people wake up before it’s too late?

Balance in Between, 2019, Yarn and glue, approximately 61 x 35 x 35 inches, $400

Balance in Between, 2019, Yarn and glue, approximately 61 x 35 x 35 inches, $400

I work with my fears in a slow process, fear for destruction, for the fate of our world, fear for not being good enough. To get stuck, to be seen, to be heard, to be ignored. Fear for insects and fear for death and life. Everything is about fears.

How should one find balance in a rocking sea, 2019, Fabric and glue, approximately 39 x 39 x 39 inches, $400

How should one find balance in a rocking sea, 2019, Fabric and glue, approximately 39 x 39 x 39 inches, $400

I’m a slime who transforms when being touched or seen.
I’m the sum of everybody I’ve met, everybody leaves a trace.
I’m a collector. I collect traces of lived life, lint, hair and words.
My reality and my spineless character as an artistic idea. I, who have buy two ice creams because I can’t choose, have to follow my intuition to be able to take any decisions at all.

I Was Born a Libra, 2018, Yarn fabric and glue, approximately 20 x 38 x 15 inches, $400

I Was Born a Libra, 2018, Yarn fabric and glue, approximately 20 x 38 x 15 inches, $400

For the intuition to work, a certain speed is necessary, if it takes too long, if too many translations occurs, the idea loses its meaning.

Listen to Yourself, the Nature and the Surroundings, 2019, Yarn, fabric and glue, approximately 94 x 45 x 45 inches, NFS

Listen to Yourself, the Nature and the Surroundings, 2019, Yarn, fabric and glue, approximately 94 x 45 x 45 inches, NFS

My practice is in constant change. I re-use ideas and materials.
I started out as a painter, but because I’m a dutiful productive girl from a left wing working class home, I had to do something while waiting for my paintings to dry. I started to crochet frames for paintings and knit pictures. Slowly the textile material and technique had taken over, and become the main material I’m using.

Search for Equilibrium, 2018, Yarn  fabric and glue, approximately 34 x 25 x 25 inches, $400

Search for Equilibrium, 2018, Yarn fabric and glue, approximately 34 x 25 x 25 inches, $400

I work mainly with textile. For this project I have crocheted and sewn forms, which I have glued with skin glue (the kind of glue you prepare your canvases with.) and balanced on top of each other. I call the project a Search for Equilibrium.

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