Grinding bedlinen from different homes down to fibers takes a while, and gives me plenty of time to reflect. The hidden stories are now on their way to create new connections. My stories are mixing them together, twisting the memories built in.
The first series made from recycled cotton fabric is actually involving a little more, – like my husbands old, black shirt, a t-shirt, a green curtain – and finally bedlinen in red and white. The process is long and timeconsuming. I tear the fabrics in stripes, cut them in square pieces with scissors, before I feed Little My Critter, my hollander or grinding machine with this. It will run for at least 6-7 hours, may be more depending on the fibers. When all colours are done, I am ready for pulp painting, mixing the fibers with water, and start pouring it into my paper frame. May be I use a pipette if I want a more detailed expression.
The series “BORROWED DREAMS” consists of 23 elements, each 60 x 40 cm. They can work separately, or as assemblies.