Today the creature of the forest is a ingenious girls scout. Beware, she can also haunt your shed.
This will be my last day in Harlösa. I can’t express just how sad I feel to be leaving this beautiful place and all my wonderful new friends. I’m especially going to miss my fellow artists Marianne and Ji-ii but it’s not the end of our friendship or creative collaboration. Today I’ll post four Anthotype postcards to Pakistan, Paris, Canada and South Korea. Each plastic wallet contains a sheet of beetroot-coated paper and a transparency of a photograph from Harlösa. The recipients (four artist friends including Marianne and Ji-ii) will tape the wallet to a window in their home and return it to me when the Anthotype is ready. Then they will return the exposed coated papers to me, along with a modified transparency with which I’ll create a new Anthotype in England. So our creative conversations will continue across the globe as we share our feelings about the theme: Here I Am, Home is where I Am.
Here are the postcards and the images that are printed on the transparencies. All special memories of my wonderful Arna residency: an experience never to forget that will stay in my heart forever.
With great help of two Göran who are in its Union, on 7th April, we residentcy artists, Nettie, Marianne, Ji-ii, and our dearest friend and consultant Anders, have visited windmill near Harlösa.
This windmill was quite interesting place for me because it still has its functions and people have been keeping interests on it and keeping very specific its own stories, so it seemed to me the building was standing alive.
For instance, personally, I’ve had sketched characters for long who are needed their own place, I felt like I found the perfect place for them- adding another character, a goat running all over the windmill, which is from the original history of the windmill itself.
This place is expecting a little renovation and artistic touches by the third coming ARNA residency artists after midsummer project. The intergrafting artworks must be something else! I am so expecting on this ARNA project, too!
One watercolor painting on Kraft paper.