On Thursday I was on the lecturing by the jewellery
artist Jorge Manilla at HDK, t was an interesting speech, I got a lot of questions
in my mind and hope that I one day will have the opportunity to talk about it
with Jorge himself. Both thesimilarities anddifferences inourjewelryworkbutalsocultural
issues, Mexico Cityand Sundsvallaretwo extremes thatare interestingto talk about,ourluggage, whatthey playroles in our lives, etc.
Friday evening it was a gallery event at gallery Four, Jorge was there and it was possible
to ask about the jewellery and hang around there for some hours. I usually take a lot of photos but
I was not in my right mood, but I took some anyway, asa viewerfrom the side of... like a flyin a cornerwitha glass ofred winein my hand...
Take a look at Jorge Manillas website, there you can find a lot of his interesting
pieces in a much better presentation then in this post, this is just a glint...
It was really really great to meet Jorge
again even if it was a short once, this time. I hope and wish that I one day
have the opportunity to speak more with him, this time he was a busy one. We
had a plan to catch up over a coffee or a beer but the time wasn´t there this
Iwas visitinga friend andthen Itake part ofthis amazinghandiworkoriginatingin Kosovo. This ispartofa vestfor more formalcontexts,unfortunately I havenoknowledge ofthese traditions andclothes, soany nameonthis, Iunfortunatelydo not have accessto, but afasinationofthe joband the timeit took todo this, I can haveand appreciate! Now I got the name at the vest;jelek i arit, which means vest in gold... search on internet and you will find a lot of nice pieces.
A graduationin the 70's, our whitecatVille, lilies of the valleyand likeclothes,it wasfashionableat the time... ButwhatpostureI had,phu! Mydadalwaysphotographeda lotthroughout the years, mainly slides,are nowscanall the pictures andthensendshimoverthe occasionalpicturetome, which isincredibly fun!
Gothenburgis expandingata very good wayright now, I think, it happens a lot of newstuff that isfor the betterfor thecity as a whole, a feeling built upagainstit a bit moresouthern latitudestypeà laCopenhagenfeeling ...
I'm veryeager totestall the new thingsthat pop up, bothin the longstreetsand in the city.
That it easily becomesslushin Gothenburg, we all know...
so hownice itis, italways endsthe beautywithslush.
lovely sunny winter day here in Gothenburg!
every winter you can se people e skiing in the public parks here in the south
of Sweden...but today was a skiing and walking day for a lot of people.
Me and my friend
Therese took a walk in the amazing public park Slottsskogen, there you can look at penguins, seal and a lot of
other animal for free, very generous of the city to have this for all of us
citizens I think. Slottsskogen is close to my home and I can´t understand why I
not are there more often?! it´s an lovely area and you always bump into someone
We took a
walk and have some catch up talk and then we end up at my favorite Japanese restaurant Nagoya at the second Long street 7. May be
sushi is the right dinner when it´s cold outside, but sushi is always delicious
I think and very fresh food too, the miso soup was the hot part of the dinner.
A great day
when you once again got the feeling of that your own grass has the right color
for you life, not necessary to look at the grass on the other side of the
I have a Master of Fine Arts in applied arts and crafts degree, I’m curios about life and I like a lot of things, everyday life things transformed into art is one of my interesting…
Hanging around with friends, travel, reading a good/interesting book is doing my life good.
I will have this blog to showing the times between, the life, the process and all kind of inspiration sources for my art work.
I’m working mostly with body related art; jewellery art, but I also lecturing and working with photo and enamel… My focus is on recycling material in different shapes.