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Ingrid K Karlsson Exhibition
22 Sep @ 11:00 am - 13 Oct @ 5:00 pm
The whole series was triggered by my location work around Eccles Pike where I now live. I initially explored a sense of place in my new surroundings, but was fascinated by the ‘coincidence’ of the January full moon with the BBC Countryfile team arriving for filming exactly on the day of the full moon in January 2017, Wolf Moon.
As time went on I found stories and events presenting themselves to me with each full moon. I had a designated square format for my pieces, and chose to include quotes from only classic children’s literature, some old favourites included.
Wolf Moon, represents January, the name derived from the Native American Indians. This work triggered the whole series which became an almanac at the end of the year. In January 2017 I took the BBC film crew up on location (as seen here) and we then spent the afternoon in my studio, where I was demonstrating techniques used in this mixed media work. Ellie Harrison was quite the wizard on my old sewing machine!
The quote from A.A. Milne expressed my realisation that I needed to come out of hiding for a while: “You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
Crow Moonrepresents March, when I spent a month in the North of Sweden, revisiting my roots. Late one night crossing the yard on the farm where I grew up I saw the full moon as if it was trapped between the branches in a very old big tree by the old house where my grandmother (farmor) lived. It inspired this piece, where I used an old rhyme often used when bouncing a very small child on your lap. I am a Farmor myself now!
Translation from Swedish:
Farmor’s little crow
Wanted to go out for a ride,
She had no one to drive.
And she slipped here,
And then she slipped there,
And then she slipped into the ditch.”