White and Red

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This piece was included in a show at Ateljé 19 (my figure drawing group) last weekend. The red flowers seem to be a recurring theme – here with some daisy-like flowers which I now feel are rather ‘obvious’. I prefer not to be too specific with the organic objects but here they sit nicely along the green background.

The Hybrid Hen

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The Hybrid Hen was one of my contributions to this year’s Konstiga Rundan, a local art trail around the village lake. It was constructed using recycled materials – plastic coffee bags on a structure of old wire and chicken nets. The white ‘feathers’ were made from a roll of re-inforced plastic that one of my brothers rescued from the skip outside his workplace. The coffeebags were donated by friends – and collected over several months – Thank you all! The HH looked fantastic from a distance – she glinted in the sunshine and was hard to miss!

Monoprint I 2022

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A title for this piece has not yet arrived, but might turn into one in my tree series. The tree itself is one that I can see from my work space, it’s a gigantic alder growing at the edge of what was a large pond many years ago. I stopped myself going further – I have a tendency to stuff an image with too many details, now you can, if necessary, complete the image yourself.

Icon I

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Icon I has now been moved from a work in process to a finished drawing. It is a progression from ideas I had way back with images of trees depicted as entities to be revered, in these times it seems more appropriate than ever. At the time I tried using coloured pencils to create a luminous background but was not happy with the result. Since then I have used gold printmaking colour for my linocuts and had the idea to go back to my thoughts on trees as icons. So in Icon I (which started as a monoprint) the shape of the trees were worked out using the printmaking colour.

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The Raggiga Råttan in its new home.

The Hairy Rat

This creature was made for a local outdoor art exhibition in place over the summer. I covered the frame made out of chicken netting with birch and fir twigs from already felled trees. Eyes are pieces of glass from bowls found at a charity shop. It was a fun, hands-on project!