Creating an artistic decoration for a newly built house in the Lillsjön nature reserve in Kungsängen outside of Stockholm. The works of art is installed in two of the rooms within a newly constructed building that houses a café, a lunchroom, and a conference room.
I drew inspiration from the fauna present in the area and how the experience of nature is influenced by the shifting of details into new constellations. The installation consist of photographic close ups of plants and wall-mounted wooden sculptures.
The plants are photographed against a light table to accentuate their structure and color and then framed with plexiglass. The motifs depict both familiar and more uncommon species, such as the "Brännässla" or the lesser-known "Rödsträfse", which grows at the bottom of the nearby lake Lillsjön.
The wooden sculptures are created from plant parts that are merged into new life forms. For instance, can a fern leaf shape a bird's body, a birch leaf becomes a head, a piece of broken bark the beak, and two thick blades of grass the legs. The sculptures are cut from plywood and painted with linseed oil colors.
The work consist of 10 photographic still lifes framed in plexiglass, 3 wall-mounted wooden sculptures in the shape of various creatures, and a few scenic natural details in wood.