Seeds of hope
AnnaKarin Svensson and Eta Hedman
Seeds of hope “The everyday moments turn into the seed of time.” Octavio Paz
“What seeds do we sow out in our lives?” is the question Eta Hedman, a Swedish artist born in 1953, wants to evoke through her work. Her pictures are collages where she combines photo, photoscreen and painting. I wish to be present in life, to be awaken for the moments filled with quality and to live an overflowing life. That is what the gold in my pictures represent, to live with the curiosity of a child within you and to daily sow new seeds and harvest new golden crops.
“I am fascinated by human traces and broken surfaces. I want my pictures to be like forgotten but found treasures, a glimpse of a holy presence in the midst of the transience of time.” AnnaKarin Svensson, born in Sweden in 1963, mainly works with textile applications and broidery touched up with acrylic colour. The base is often fabric which is formed into textilereliefs or sculptural works. “My work often involves seeds or cocoons, small shapes with unknown potential. What wasn’t became something wonderful”, as she describes it.