september 04 - november 1, 2015
i see london
This series is a visual diary of the artist’s time in England, while studying silversmithing, goldsmithing and jewellery design.
Ellinor attended Kent Institute of Art & Design between the years of 2002 and 2005 and quickly became familiar and accustomed to London, as well as the idea of a future professional career in the city.
This series is based around a physical and emotional map. The journeys that shaped the artist’s evolution and growth in England, but also the ones that didn’t take place -by moving to Canada and eventually calling Calgary home.
The pieces represent a creatively fulfilling, and artistically stimulating period in time, but also a melancholy from the artist's geographical relocation. The pieces speak of experiences gained, but also opportunities lost.
Every piece is connected by the myriad of underground lines and stations. Every journey began by submerging yourself into a beautifully designed system, under ground, getting lost in a crowd, yet propelled forward, in a complete darkness.
There is a vortex that grabs you, as the doors close and you accelerate to your next destination, almost pausing life for a short period of time. And suddenly you emerge again at a new destination, a new moment of opportunity, and life.
The mixed media pieces are stitched together by fabric, in an unconventional metalsmithing fashion, joining two opposite worlds and principles.
As a whole they become weaker as we add newer moments and memories to our conscious and subconscious mind.
This body of work represent short stories of interactions and moments in time, that could possibly be lost forever when the memories creating it, unravel and disintegrate.
It tells a story of passing of time, friendships and relationships come and gone, and life -the way we, at one point in time, remembered it.
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