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[31 Dec 2011|08:00pm]

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Masquerade [31 May 2011|01:35pm]
[ mood | creative ]




What Lina, Janna, Tomas and I did on Kulturnatta/Culture Night 2011 in UmeåCollapse )

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New Art: Two Water Colour Paintings [24 May 2011|10:49am]
[ mood | busy ]








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I rarely use Aquarelle/water colour, and I rarely am satisfied with the results. But I am very happy with these.

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Oddest problem with cameras [22 May 2011|12:51pm]
[ mood | confused ]

This is not in any way a life-threatening problem, but one that bothers me a bit:

In real, if I were to describe my skin-tone I would say it's some sort of very light beige-yellow-brown colour that can appear to have a greenish tint because my veins are very close under the skin. I don't get sun-burns, even when not using any sun screen. The only time I did get burnt was when I feel asleep with my face in the sun on a boat for six hours. I usually just turn a shade darker.

However, most digital pictures that are taken with auto, or a not very carefully adjusted white balance I turn pink. In the precise pink-skinned tone that a lot of light skinned people I know actually have in real. Is there some sort of weird auto-adjust in those cameras that turns all people with light skin auto-pink?
What is going on?

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New Art: Squerns! [03 May 2011|10:46am]
[ mood | accomplished ]



Squid and Ferns - what can go wrong?
(Yes, I know it's an octopus... but octo-ferns just doesn't sound as good ;) )

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Nattskog [22 Apr 2011|09:03am]
[ mood | awake ]






My Umeå Höstljus 2010 (Autumn lights festival in Umeå) installation in action!

It did this once every evening at about sundown, then "collapsed" in the morning.

The photos of the single steps are taken by Niklas Carlsson.



Konsthögskolan/University of Art Umeå didn't want me... so I'll be at the art school I am at right now for another year and then apply again (and maybe some other places as well).


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Well! [01 Apr 2011|07:34pm]
[ mood | indescribable ]

Sent off my application to Konsthögskolan/the Academy of Art in Umeå yesterday night.

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New Painting: Spores [15 Feb 2011|01:00pm]
[ mood | busy ]




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37 x 106 cm.

Its amazingly difficult to do this painting justice in a photo, there's no way to scan it.

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Steampunk/Post Apocalyptic/Tribal/Other Jewelry! [14 Feb 2011|10:32am]
[ mood | creative ]





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All available at MantRaLand - My etsy store.

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Please help me replace my printer! [29 Jan 2011|01:20pm]
[ mood | hopeful ]

A few weeks ago my printer broke, and that is a real problem for me, since selling good prints of my art (both on paper and things I sell on t-shirts and the like) is part of my income . I have been looking at printers to replace it, but printers with the specifications I need cost around 5000 SEK and that's way beyond what I can afford right now. So... I was thinking I could post some of my recent work here. I am offering copper (and plexi) plate prints made in a real, old-style, hand-operated press, an "Eye-Thing" ( :> ) and some sew-on patches I made before my old printer gave out.

Examples:














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Leave a comment if you'd like to buy something. You can either pay by:
Paypal - kaiger24@hotmail.com
or, if you are inside Sweden
Bank transfer (mail me for my bank account details).

You can also get these things at MantRaLand - My etsy store

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Nattskog/Night Forest [20 Nov 2010|01:20pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Ok... so this is what I've spent my last few weeks with.


I have an installation for the Autumn Lights Festival in Umeå

Their website




Photo: John Bäckström


The night forest is timed to grow upwards on the trees in the evening and disappears again in the day for the next 10 days. The trees are 13 metres tall... and we used 480 metres of light rope, 1600 cable ties, nearly 100 square metres of chicken wire, 55 plugs and a kilometre of cable for this. It was my idea, but I could never have completed this without the VKK members which worked on it with me in the evenings.


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I don't want to ever hear anyone complaining about me working att too small scale again! :P

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From Halloween! [10 Nov 2010|10:07pm]
[ mood | tired ]





I had blood stained fingers also... but they don't show here.

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Teeth [31 Oct 2010|10:25am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Made at the art school, first thing I am actually really happy with:




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Thanks to Bri for holding it up so I could take the picture :)

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Magic cat [22 Aug 2010|01:52pm]
[ mood | amused ]

Yesterday I realised that Velicio has an extra nipple.
So he has seven in total.
Almost as cool as an extra toe (or two), like some cats have ;P

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Bla [10 Aug 2010|02:33pm]
[ mood | busy ]

The ironic part is... I have in fact been taking all the pictures for the 365 picture project. I just havenä't been posting them because I am an idiot in some regards.

Going to Vasa, *brb*

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The appreciation of ones artists. [05 Aug 2010|09:16pm]
[ mood | surprised ]

Reading up on swedish modernist painters and coming across this (vague re-writing of it by me):

"She was really active and a prominent figure in the swedish art scene, blablabla, she had 106 exhibitions, blabla, highly productive, blablabla, 30 years as an artist, oh and... then she was randomly lobotomised and died of it."

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"What I applied to the art school with" [23 Jul 2010|06:51pm]
[ mood | busy ]

Ok... I thought I could actually show the things I sent in with my application to the art school at Umedalen.





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Fame :P [21 Jul 2010|09:21am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Bri and I are in the newspaper :D

is in the newspaper: http://www.folkbladet.nu/?p=178038

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Haha [10 Jul 2010|10:37am]
[ mood | amused ]

*is going through 1631 pictures taken in Germany*

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Snip [06 Jul 2010|05:08pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

Just fetched Coffee from the vet, minus kitten-making options. Currently she's walking in circles in the bathroom, falling over from time to time.

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