Limiting man…

…do not belong to one of the better ideas mankind has invented. At least not in the artistic sense, for example. Trying to tie the creative soul diminishes us immensely as people. It will always stand up and prove that the little people who are trying to bind does not have enough power to do that,

Att begränsa människan…

…tillhör inte en av de bättre ideerna mänskligheten har hittat på. Åtminstone inte i den konstnärliga meningen till exempel. Att försöka binda fast den skapande själen förminskar oss oerhört som människor. Den kommer alltid att resa sig upp och bevisa att de små människorna, som försöker binda fast inte har tillräckligt med kraft att göra det,
Den här bilden får fortsätta reaktionen, som tog sin början i Free Falkholts Övermålning, se tidigare inlägg nedan.



Anna

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Can I show you something? (part 2)

Here’s the whole story:

  
Do you want to open and look for the answer?
  

This art is my contribution to our local spring exhibiton. You can see pictures from the exhibition at www.itrosa.se.

Anna

Lady and the handbag – a Swedish art movement

My Pick your fight painting is a sort of reconnection to the Swedish art movement “the handbags on statues”.

It all started with an artist who was going to make a statue of an angry lady with a handbag. The artist got inspiration from another artist photography of a lady with a handbag that protested against racists. You can see pictures here:

Arga damen med handväskan/angry lady with handbag

The city, that ordered an art work from the artist, chickened out and didn’t want the statue. They were afraid of the reactions.

The people from all over in Sweden didn’t think the decision were wise at all. They started a protest by hanging handbags on every statue in Sweden they could find. Now we have handbags hanging on statues in almost every city in the country. You can see some pictures here:

Handväskor på statyer/Handbags on statues

I wanted to take the issue in a wider perspective and my handbag person is angry about everything that irritates us. We all have our fights to fight and we can’t deal with them all at the same time.
So my thought in Pick your fight was to encourage our thoughts about what is worth fighting for, what can wait, what can not wait and so on. I don’t have any answers, I just want to pop the questions 🙂

Anna

  
Pick your fight