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28

Sep
2013

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Notes

Journey to Sweden

On 28, Sep 2013 | In Artwork, Notes

Almost two weeks spent traveling through Sweden in the company of my mama, here is a sampling of my images paired with my mother’s photographs from her tenure in Stockholm in 1981 and slides from my great Aunts Hup and Marg’s visit in 1964.

It was a beautiful journey, heavy with meaning and memory. We frequented many museums, cafes, used book stores, and vintage shops. Explored the country by train and on foot, from Stockholm to Dalarna to Malmo and back again. I took hundreds of photographs, made sketches, and collected a plethora of ephemera ranging from old naval brochures to cocktail napkins to flower petals. With these artifacts, I am currently working on a special art book project that examines our relationship to this country that was home to a familial branch three generations back and that we keep returning to. For now, though, here is a scrapbook of sorts…

 

Gamla Stan, Stockholm - 1964 / 2013
Soder statue, Stockholm - 1981 / 2013
Skansen, Stockholm - 1964 / 2013
Skansen, Stockholm - 1981 / 2013
Skansen, Stockholm - 1964 / 2013
Skansen, Stockholm - 1981 / 2013
Galma Uppsala Viking Mounds - 1964 / 2013
Galma Uppsala - 1964 / 2013
Hup with flowers, 1964 / Maggie with flowers, 2013