Art in Bad Weather
I had been invited by conservator and repsonsible for the Artists' Materials department Marie-Louise Lorentzen to hold a presentation for her students. l suggested we would do a one day crash course in outdoor painting. After giving the students an intrduction to my own practice, we went outside to work. Since the art academy is situated on an island, I thought it befitting to explore the concept of painting on an island. To represent the island, I had bought a palm tree which I placed on a stool. Each student had brought their own painting materials. They were given an easel and a bucket of water. The idea was that each student would place themselves around the plant, put up their canvas, take off their shoes and place their feet in water while painting. While the students were workin Marie-Louise and I went around in lab coats acting as weather gods, changing the scene from night to day, sun to rain and thunder to snow.
Participating artists: Asa Johannson, Yvonne Engelhardt, Ivar Lövheim, Maria Lundberg, Linda Ljunggren, Gabriella Menerwa and Beatrice Orlando.