Tuesday, February 28, 2006

wise words for us all...

-words on our way-
wise words for us all...

From Maria, through Paula…




SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO CLOSE YOUR EYES AND THROW YOUR SELF INTO THE COLD WATER! YOU MIGHT FREEZE YOU MIGHT REGRET AND YOU MIGHT ENJOY IT SO MUCH THAT YOU WANT TO DO IT EVERYDAY.

I fully understand if you don’t feel ready of if you don’t connect to this project. Following deadlines is quite important in our adult life and specially if you want to accomplish something as an artist. Some people are more enthusiastic than others---they move the world forward!

I believe the "forced" thing is a private matter. I my self feel "fucked up"
with so much work in front of me. But I also have to drink the coffee while it’s warm. After all...isn’t art about taking chances?

I hope that you find out what’s important for you and follow your inner voice, and if you fall into the cold water...swim!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

brooches out of scrap silver and plastic bags

ANNI JONSSON
Jewellery artist, M.F.A.

Born: 27 March 1976 in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

Vita Liljans väg 92, 2 tr.
127 34 Skärholmen
Sweden

annijonsson@bredband.net




BROOCHES
material: silver, flux, plastic, iron, gold.


About the theme: What strikes me most about flea markets are all the memories that are stored there. I wanted to work with the "consumer society/recycle"- theme from that point of view. The memories left behind were what intrigued me. This was the startingpoint for me.

About the result: I put together pieces out of my own scrap, they are kind of abstractions of memories. I used my leftover silver, the discarded pieces and the spaces in between forms sawed out. The pieces that lay in the "silver junk bin".

You never know what piece of your life is selected to be remembered, it's not as you can chose only the most lovely parts for keeping. But when you look closer the "space in between" can be really beautiful, too. The parts of your life that were only there without no significanse at the time. Nothing particularly interesting said or done... Just ordinary life passing by. In the end, maybe this space inbetween exiting events are really what you cherish. The things that seemed to be nothing at the time.




FROM TRASH TO TREASURE

Necklace. Materials: tin-cans/openers, string, coated stealwire.
Necklace. Materials: newspaper, plasticwire, silver.


Bracelet. Materials: tin-cans/openers, coated stealwire.

Marie Asbjørnsen

Jewellery artist

Born: 12 July 1973 in Norway

Mosseveien 241

1169 Oslo

Norway

+47 93263323

marieasbj@hotmail.com

www.marieasbjornsen.no


The first years I worked with jewellery, I mainly used silver as material in my work. But some years ago, I saw an exhibition of toys, made by children from all over the world, where everything was made out of colourful garbage. These objects impressed me and inspired me so much, that I decided to start working with recycled materials myself.


During the last years, I have travelled to South Africa, Namibia and Mali, to dig deeper into cultures where recycling is a necessity and a common way of thinking. I have been looking for all kinds of things made out of waste; toys, jewellery, sculptures, furniture and shelters. The creativity and the strong will of looking for possibilities rather than despair, has made a strong impression on me.


My jewellery are made out of daily waste as tin-cans and newspapers. I like the idea of refining waste and transform it into something valuable and new!

"It`s just castoff stuff people throw away. Like people who`ve been cast off, and everybody thinks they are worth nothing. I have been there. Beat up, broken down at the buttom. But I had this dream in my head, and that made me more than a piece of junk."

Charlie Lucas, sculptor, Alabama, USA

(From the book "Recycled re-seen: Folk Art from the Global Scrap Heap")

LOVEMEMORE








Maria Manuela Rodrigues

Smedløkka Foldvik
N-3294 STAVERN
Norway

33 19 74 41 \ 93 45 18 74
grilheira@hotmail.com

Born: 27.07.69 Madeira

I work with textile, photo and video installations

I remember some of the jewellery neighbours and relatives wore around their necks. It was made of two pieces of material that hang form a silky thread. On these pieces was embroidered the symbols of Jesus meant to protect the user from the devil. Therefore one in front the other in the back.

My pieces are about an inner prayer, an inner complaint, a wish and a secret feeling. The text is formulated like a pun of words. They are about the duality and ambivalence of feelings.

The materials used on my pieces are taken from old clothes, embroidered tablecloths, curtains and lace inherited from an old lady. By using these materials I wish to make visible values about to go lost.
Born: 27.07.69 Madeira

Saturday, February 25, 2006

BROOCH and BROOCH

BROOCH and BROOCH
or QWERTY...


1. Material: Shampoo can, glass beads, nylonline, brooch pin.

Model: Kerstin – Photo: Paula Lindblom



2. Material: Baking tin, glass beads, nylonline, brooch pin.

Photo: Paula Lindblom



PAULA LINDBLOM
Jewellery artist M.F.A

Born: 27 July 1966 in Sundsvall, Sweden

Oljekvarnsgatan 7 b
414 65 Gothenburg
Sweden

paula.lindblom@telia.com
info@paula.nu
www.paula.nu



QWERTY

”Have you ever asked yourself why the letters of a typewriter’s keyboard are placed in the order they are?

- No, I have never asked myself that question.
- We can call this keyboard QWERTY, the first keys of the upper row are placed like that.

The first typewriter was evened by Christopher Scholes in 1873, in order to improve the calligraphy. However, soon a problem arose, when the type arms strikes against each other and made it impossible to write.

Then Christopher Scholes designed the keyboard QWERTY, a keyboard which should force the user to write more slowly and not faster. The typewriter's as well as the computer's keyboards were from the beginning designed for slower writing and not faster”.

From Paulo Coelhos Veronika decide morrer.


Translated by Christina Hallberg.

We who join this project.

WE WHO JOIN THIS PROJECT



Paula Lindblom
Jewellery artist M.F.A

Born: 27 July 1966 in Sundsvall, Sweden

Oljekvarnsgatan 7 b
414 65 Gothenburg
Sweden

paula.lindblom@telia.com
info@paula.nu
www.paula.nu

Anni Jonsson
Jewellery artist, MFA

Born: 27 March 1976 in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

Vita Liljans väg 92, 2 tr.
127 34 Skärholmen
Sweden

annijonsson@bredband.net

Marta Miguel
Jewellery maker and geologist

Born: 23 January 1972 in Spain

Balmes 369 atº 3ª
08006Barcelona
Spain

marticas23@hotmail.com

Marie Asbjørnsen
Jewellery artist

Born: 12 July 1973 in Norway

Mosseveien 24
11169 Oslo
Norway
+47 93263323

marieasbj@hotmail.com
www.marieasbjornsen.no
Maria Manuela Rodrigues
Textile artist

Born: 27 July 1969 in Madeira

Smedløkka Foldvik
3294 Stavern
Norway
+47 33 19 74 41 \ 93 45 18 74




Not longer in this project
Gila Fly Denmark
Pernille Mouritzen Denmark
Martina Frejd Sweden
Bettina Kreb Germany
Helena Söderberg Sweden
Miro Sazdic Sweden
Sarah Turner USA
Anne Mette Kildegaard Larsen Denmark
Mar Escorza Vera Spain

Friday, February 24, 2006

testing testing...


- Just a little test before the grand final, at the 26th of February.
I want to see how and if I can put the photos in the text… I’m not so good at this, so I have to try to do it as I want to have it…

Necklace.
Material: Soap can, glass beads.
Model: Saidi Nangemo
Photo: Paula Lindblom

I don´t know how I put the photos there I want them in this area??? Can someone tell me how I doing that?! Please... I want small photos and big photos, and I want text above the photos... And I don´t UNDERSTAND HOW...

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

From avocado pell to plastic cans...






From avocado pell to platsic cans, and some glass beads...

Here are some photos on model about my way of working to find the idea about the consumer society. It’s a lot of ideas; it’s a lot of materials…Or may be the combination of materials?!
I’m interesting about the things we have in our homes, everyday life things and the combination with glass beads.
I have new ideas to work further with; one thing leads to the other. That’s a nice feeling, to see what’s happened and take responsibility for the “next” thing/idea that shows up.
This is not the end...I hope that the end never shows up, it’s a process.

“Every glass bead is a thought, a hope about love and happiness.”

“Contemplative condition in a hectic consumer society, fast, fast…”

Necklace
Material: avocado peel, deo cans to soap cans and plastic/glass beads and porcelain figure.
Model: Saidi Nangemo
Photo: Paula Lindblom

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

one more participant...



One more new participant from Norway…

Welcome Maria!

Maria send me two photos of her jewelleries, here they are.//Paula


name: Maria Manuela Rodrigues
address: Smedløkka Foldvik
3294 STAVERN
phon: 33 19 74 41 \ 93 45 18 74
e-mail: grilheira@hotmail.com
born: 27.07.69 Madeira

2003 Hovedfag v. Inst. for Tekstil. SHKS
2001 kandidateksamen v. Inst. for Tekstil. SHKS.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The warning ring for the shopaholic
















Apply self-awareness to your shopping habits, wearing a "shopping bag ring" - or express a shopping gene to your surroundings.

Deadline 26 February 2006

ONCE AGAIN, 26th of February is the DEADLINE
for the on-line project;
”subject; consumer society” an international collaboration.

I have changed the name a little bite. I hope that is okay?!




Here is my proposition about everyone’s space… In this order… So it’s easy to take part:



Paula Lindblom
Jewellery artist M.F.A

Born: 27 July 1966 in Sundsvall, Sweden

Oljekvarnsgatan 7 b
414 65 Gothenburg Sweden

+46 709 186937

paula.lindblom@telia.com
info@paula.nu
www.paula.nu


PHOTOS…
Text about the object, materials and so on… For example; necklace, material; plastic can, glass beads.


TEXT about your “work”.

more info...

www.marieasbjornsen.no

a new jewelleryartist in this project!




Hi, dear jewellery friends!

Now we are one more participant in this project.
Welcome Marie!!!
Here is her adress and so on, and some photos of things she have done. Later on, when Anni get her a invitation to the blog, Marie can put in some other material, by her self... This is my choice of some of the photos Marie send to me. //Paula



Marie Asbjørnsen

Hovedfag, SHKS, Oslo, Norge.

Mosseveien 241
1169 Oslo


Tlf:93263323
E-mail:
marieasbj@hotmail.com

Monday, February 13, 2006

This is the size of it



Ooops! What a photographer..

Monday, February 06, 2006