"The exhibitions are very
different, all based on my textiles - from Shamanic inspired costumes
to the latest
'Silk Roads now' - a multicultural statement of the creative power
and similarity of women worldwide."
Since 1995 I have exhibited my work in different
museums. The exhibitions have been very different, all based on
my textiles. From shamanic inspired costumes
to the lasest "Silk Roads now". An exploration of womens
threatened cultures heritage. A multicultural statement of the creative
power and similarity of women worldwide. Textile traditions are
well represented in museum collections but otherwise womens cultural
heritage is considered a historical phenomena.
I am trying to establish that womens unique cultural heritage, from
basic home remedies to baking, is her power base that is the balance
to the patriarchal society.
With the help of local women I design, construct
and sew quilts, cushions, wallhangings etc. We always use natural
materials and much of them are hand dyed. Silks, linens and wool
are the most common materials as in all my work
I try to work within an ecological framework. The colours like the
most of my clothes range from rich oriental tones to the more muted
colours of the Scandinavian midnight sun. Some of the products are
for sale others for museum exhibitions.