Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Konst på Tallkrogan, Kristina Anshelm

 I originally missed this piece of art, even though it is on our subway line home.
This was before I wised up to the fact that if one wants to make sure and see all the art, then all exits, stairs, elevators, and each end of the platform must be inspected.

The sign describes this animal as a cross between a snake, turtle and a dragon.

The rest of the sign did not make much sense to me...but when I looked up the artist, I found some wonderful art, I love her wood cuts.
Below is an image from her website


Konst på Östermalmstorg, Siri Derkert

Östermalmstorg Tbana

This area is commonly spoke of as the 'rich' part of town.  I will say that I do not find myself in this station very often, the immediate area has the designer label shops and I, myself, am devoted to second hand.

The sign regarding the art here, is that a special technique of rock blasting was used to etch the walls like pencil on paper.
The art was meant to highlight famous/hisorical women who have made strides towards enlightening people with regards to peace movements, and injustice or inequalities towards women.

In a way...I think the location for this is perfect.

*Sometimes in the station there will be a piece that doesn't exactly seem to go with the rest, but I can't always find a second sign for them, so these remain a mystery- as with the one pictured below.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Back in Sweden

Just a couple of deer I saw hanging out in the yard of a house near our apartment in Sweden.