A porcelain bird. To someone else it is trivial, to me it is invaluable. When I was once asked what would be the thing that I saved first in the event of a fire, a boyfriend or a bird, I hesitated for a second.
Throughout the ages people have had strong ties to various items and have let these be imbued with forces that influence us. In my own work I have dug deeply into my own interior and have studied the strong emotional relationships that I have with my most important possessions.
My research has been based on therapeutic conversations with a certified psychologist, a Gestalt therapist and a hypnotist. I have tried to discover what the core of the emotional ties that I have with my things depends on; and from this information to find a language for my aesthetic expression.
My vision has been to focus on the siting of the objects. I want to give them a more prominent place in the home or in the workplace in order to give myself a positive influence and, hopefully, other people too. A place that is worthy of my things, that also causes beholders to relate to themselves and to how one values one’s possessions.
Mats-Ola Pålsson, CEO of Metector AB, Jimmy Welander, CEO of Värsjö Lack och Mekaniska AB, Fanny Gulliksson, psychologist and PhD student at Stockholm University, Agneta Wallin, Gestalt therapist, Fredrik Praesto, hypnotist and Charlotta Hallström, Interior architect at White Architects.