Applicant artwork

Description

I am currently working on a larger project, focusing on forestry and preconceived notions of forests in general. Being part of this project, the image series Vitthult I-VI deals with Swedish primeval forests and how they are seen as idyllic and easily accessible.

Motif and inspiration derive from the nature reserve of Vitthult in Uppvidinge municipality, Småland, Sweden. Despite a peaceful first impression, the area is marked a ”high risk zone” on maps and signs encourage visitors to keep out. This is due to the high age of the trees, that may cause branches and whole trees to suddenly fall down, even in light winds.
I am particularly intrigued by the chaotic and hostile elements of this forest, as it enhances the friction between our ideas of what something is, versus what it actually turns out to be.

Photos Vitthult I

Title: Vitthult I
Year: 2021
Size: 107 x 100 x 3 cm
Technique and materials: Acrylic and collage on plywood with frame and suspension mounted on the back.

Photos Vitthult III

Title: Vitthult III
Year: 2021
Size: 107 x 100 x 3 cm
Technique and materials: Acrylic and collage on plywood with frame and suspension mounted on the back.