I received an e-mail from Karin Roy Andersson telling me about her projects. The story behind these pieces of jewellery caught my attention. It is a strong and important message. She writes:
A Pieceful Swedish Smörgåsbord
Sweden – the land of the tall blond beauties raised in a safe wealthy society with small red and white houses. A country, which often is seen as a role model for its equality and social work, is now showing new sides.
It is a well-known fact that the suicidal rates in Sweden are unusually high, and that Sweden is one of the countries with the highest numbers of one-person households. These darker facets of the Swedish society have recently been put into the spotlight.
A Pieceful Swedish Smörgåsbord is a project initiated by Diagonal – me and my colleague Sanna Svedestedt. We invited 11 artists to give their personal reflection and thoughts about our society and our view of what Sweden and Swedish women are like today.
My interpretation of the theme is the series of self-portraits; “A Constant Grinding”.
A Constant Grinding
Searching, collecting always hunting. Constantly consuming, chewing, grinding. This is a self-portrait of the chewing gums I have chewed the last months. Misuse, mantra or mania – I identify with the repeated persistent movement and the constant grinding.
Take a look at her website.