Queen Elizabeth– the burial of an era – through Beatrice.
I kind of got “struck” by a special person… her grief went right through the window into my studio – it was Beatrice – when she stood in VIGIL. It touched me deeply that they were standing there for public viewing… with their claws – watched by prying eyes – but especially Beatrice – it was heartbreaking – in the same time pure and beautiful!
film 3.33 min
mixed technique of charcoal sketches that were later digitally assembled – it can become a work for print.
THIS HEIR, behind me… this baby -25 years old – how is that possible
… wonder if he’ll pop out when he’s done? My hands, or my will is teaching me things my head doesn’t know
… sooo, wondering what will come of this..
film 2.31 min
Art work in the in the final process
THE LEGACY – THE HERITAGE
I want to highlight our inherited fear. As soon as we leave the safe womb, we are so incredibly vulnerable.
In this work – which has been ongoing, from and to, since 1997 – 2022 – I have portrayed my fear of existing in my earthly body, my earthly destiny. And as I see it, everyone else’s fate as well – because I am not alone in being born into a system where violence and power are one of the most controlling forces. After all, there is a counterforce of light and love, but not everyone is blessed to be in that frequency. Despite the fact that “THE LEGACY” has deep roots in a dark part of me, my personality, the work is portrayed with humor. Because humor is a great tool to deal with difficulties. So this little baby, sitting on one side in a crack of the work – is even before leaving the womb – armed! This little heir seems to embrace his destiny even as he thinks: shit! On the other side of the work, his father – the comic book hero The Phantom rides his horse, gun at the ready… my childhood comic book hero, whom I chose to portray as the patriarchal role model.
one way – my way – of guaranteeing original quality is THROUGH a:
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT that the person who sings off the board is the same person who painted the painting?
– that you do not want to be cheated!
… and in addition to paying for a lot more underlying work than just the fact that one purchase! All crafts are impregnate by variably unseen forces! According to me – it is extremely important what you bring home – for you who do not know, to you’r awareness, an object is just a capsule, a shell filled with just the exact energy that it was made by!
The great thing about buying a work of art is, in my opinion, that you besides the image, do take part of the artist’s invisible presence – you simply purchase an animated object – it cannot get more exclusive than that! That is what you are buying when buying a work of art.
” Zeppa-Zertified ” is:
= an hair collection in a safe deposit boxes from a selected individual who is no longer alive!
… to avoid any “accidents”
– from this hair collection you use a piece of hair each time you sign you’r artwork – hair must always be in a certain measure, such as 2 cm, unless it does not apply even if it is the right DNA, it is to eliminate cheating alternatives to open the capsule and cut a piece of the hair, to use for other work.
Mount the hair shaft in papie mache (above) and rap the it in some plastic or evan better tin foil paper, and then put the package in a ”capsule” , and mount it on the artwork. The ”capsule” can for example be made in paipé mache, wood or plaster.
You mount the ”capsule” with suitable glue!
The ”capsule” is encapsulated in a mounted area of the object… and if you ever want to check the authenticity of a painting of me – or perhaps another artist who chooses this method –
you should be able to submit the painting to get an DNA-analysis. With professional help, lift the seal with a scalpel and do DNA analysis of the hair shaft and comparing it with an analysis… and then, with a witness – of course, restore the capsule.
As for my works – it probably will be accessible on my website.
Below – samples of a work of art, that is part of a series of paintings that I call ”Fauteuil-caramels” … and of course, there is the new addition to it, a DNA sealing!
”Fauteuil-caramels ”, 2016 acryl/oil on wood, external dimension: 21”x17”/ 53cmx43cm
is complete – A stand-alone – but it also works expressively to combine several of them
1/ I will process this images digitally.
2/ The images will be printed – with the highest quality on synthetic canvas –
3/ Then hand painted In selected areas with oil paint.
So these works are intended, in such a way that the decorator should be able to combine pieces in the desired color combination, in the desired size and in different directions – horizontally or vertically. There are exciting movements no matter how you choose. I think it adds something extra interesting when the recipient gets the opportunity if desired, to integrate with the work and thus take part in the creation … become co-creative!
I had errands for the art gallery in Trollhättan – a work by me, ROOTS was part of Nature Remains&resident Carmen Olsson’s progress – inspiration took hold of me and I slipped into the other resident, Pernilla Eskilsson progress – Cloudy Wagon, I was enchanted and a film is ongoing.
This first part of the film is also in progress. the film is based on an observational, engaging and personal experience of Pernilla’s project.
With a focus on Carmen Olsson… there will be a post later about Pernilla Eskilssons project!
The purpose of this residence time, is to let the artists develop&experiment with ongoing projects. This film is also an ongoing project, a kind of film sketch! In this film you can see a tree from above … it is thanks to Patrik Gunnar Helin and his drone!
Denna tavlan har en speciell plats i min historia This painting has a special place in my history
I guess in this case – it’s me who’s Diana!
Jag antar att i det här fallet – är det jag som är Diana!
… he has entered a new spirit of the times, there is a gender development.
Letter From Diana – 1997
size: 300 x 300 cm
medium: acryl på duk
MÅLNINGEN har stannat i min ateljé i alla år, förutom en vistelse på några månader på Mölndals museum, för ca 6-7 år sedan. Vid ett tillfälle höll jag ett föredrag för Sveriges fantomen klubb, ett antal herrar, som befann sig spå bokmässan, hade hört talas om tavlan, hörde av sig till Mölndals museum, de bad om ett litet föredrag av konstnären… kunde jag ju inte motstå… samtidigt lite “odd” att berätta att jag fått en baby med fantomen för en grupp herrar… underliga situationer man kan hamna i, men jag tror att de hade kul!. De ville så gärna höra om denna tavlas tillkomst och varför!
THE PAINTING has stayed in my studio for all the years, except for a stay of a few months at Mölndal’s museum, about 6-7 years ago. On one occasion I gave a lecture for the Swedish Phantom Club, a number of gentlemen, who were at the book fair, had heard about the painting, heard from Mölndal’s museum, they asked for a small lecture by the artist and that I could not resist … at the same time a little “odd” to tell that I had a baby with the phantom for a group of gentlemen … strange situations you can end up in, but I think they had fun !. They really wanted to hear about the origins of this painting and why!
close ups – närbilder
NÅGRA detalj bilder ur tavlan:
SOME detail pictures from the board:
Tavlan med ett par andra verk blev också omtalat i medier lite här och var.
The painting with a couple of other works was also mentioned in the media a bit here and there.
… doesn’t matter if it is an outsider or insider Dragon – it is not easy, you have to practice, every day – to sharpen your focus. The Dragon’s nourishment is your fear, your despair, or your lack of direction.
… and, the truth is, I do not know how to do this … I just know it’s so!
titel: Meet you self in the mirror – and ask your self – Where Are You?
I think I am preparing my self for the infamous dragon people from outer space!!
FABRIC – lizard
Sometimes I get stuck in a fabric store and get so fascinated by fabrics, so between painting and film, I squeeze in the creation of clothes … everything flows, can not be stopped, the latest addition is these
I think that it is in some ways like go into a twilight zoon when traveling by tram in Gothenburg. On the one hand, the trams that go here are often from the 70’s … it feels really strange, considering how everything else has developed since then! And besides, it’s always a bit special because you get trapped in a vehicle with unknown people, all with their different energy bubbles. I will work in this painting like an experiment. I will see if I can land in an abstract description of a moment on a tram… without any people being seen … really nothing should be seen, just felt!
so-called artist – like myself – you do not choose, it is only in your genes. It’s a blessing – you live a rich inner life. but it is also horrible, vulnerable and omitting. you stand outside your surroundings …
you are visible but almost never seen…
People in the immediate environment are quite often provoked by the person you are … I do not know why … even those closest to you … it is sometimes very lonely, very sad…
Many times I have been extremely hurt … but I have been quiet about it, because I understand that they do not see… did not understand, or chose not to understand … in any case … why do you/we so easily forget respect … the most monumentally important thing… most important human trait!
And this magic fabrics… that speaks and tell… impossible to resist!
collage – some of – zeppa clothes & creations
COLLAGE-presentation of parts of Zeppa-Creations. This work makes an important existentiell balance for me towards my painting – where I always move around in the “deep” – creating clothes gives me a wonderful surface… where there is easy to be!
it is a way to speak
… or not to speak… It is a global language. It is so fascinating – all different ways – from the simplest to the most complex! It is wonderful, fun and ingenious. I think that we are rather unconscious concerning the dress-perspective, in general… despite all the fashion and consuming.
This movie specifically describes my experience of Moa Israelsson´s cocoons !
“Moa Israelssons konstnärskap rör sig ofta i gränslandet mellan fiktion och verklighet, hennes skulpturer liknar föremål vi känner till, men är tillverkade av andra material och dimensioner än vi är vana vid.
Israelssons installation Go, Gone består av tio skulpturer i olika storlekar som hänger från taket. Skulpturerna är formade som stora sovsäckar, mjuka och till synes slitna av yttre åverkan. Stoppningen är synlig och materialet är fläckat, som om det legat ute under lång tid och bearbetats av tidens gång. De omsorgsfullt handsydda skulpturerna vittnar om en stilla vila. Tryggheten sömnen inger, men också sårbarheten. Tyget blir då ett försvar, ett lager mellan kroppen och världen som skyddar och värmer mot det som sker utanför. Verkets titel Go, Gone antyder att något gått förlorat och får sovsäckarna att likna tomma skal. Det enda som återstår är minnet av det som en gång funnits. Samtidigt inger den uppmanande titeln också ett hopp om att lämna förlusten bakom sig och gå vidare, att bli fri, och precis som puppan i en kokong förvandlas och pånyttfödas.
Materialvalet, silke och läder, förstärker känslan av skulpturerna som kokonger, skapade av naturen snarare än syntetiskt framställda av människan. Det är från just silkeskokongen som silkestråden utvinns. De två materialen silke och läder är båda organiska naturmaterial, men samtidigt varandras ytterligheter. Där det ena är ömtåligt och skirt, är det andra tåligt, slitstarkt och grovt. Kontrasten mellan materialen, det skira och mjuka, det grova och smutsiga, bidrar till en känsla av sällsamhet och förfrämligande: föremålen känns bekanta men samtidigt underliga.
Go, Gone, 2019-2020, 10 skulpturer, olika dimensioner, silke och läder.”
… an artist´s perspective of a friend and colleague´s sculpture, the artist Bengt Olson. See if you can follow, listen and take in the essence of this sculpture for about 16 minutes. Just sit back and relax! Zeppa
“Courage” is dedicated to Mr Lennart Larsson, who is a great art lover, patron and a very good friend to both Bengt and me.
two trousers in different fabrics became this top… because it became to strange, I looked like a pink S:t Claus,
the Christmas guy! 🙂
... my first encounter with the ritual of society ... I am looking at my godmother who has handed me over to this strange omission - foreign power - not scary, just very strange.... what transformations we go through in life, both bodily and in the personality!... even though the higher self is intact and untouched! The coreof the self is in the photo... exactly the same core as now in grown up life. Wonder what happens with that core when it leaves all the layers of personality?!