© Annika Liljedahl
Annika Liljedahl, Dog Rose, 2005
Steel wire, satin, pins and varnish
Shells and membranes as protection and limits have been a recurring theme in Annika Liljedahl's textile sculptures. She stretches fine Japanese silk on black-painted steel wire frames. The fabric is carefully fastened with pins, which also have a decorative effect on the object. Liljedahl then paints them over with a varnish that makes the satin transparent and stiff like grease paper. The title, Dog Rose, links the thin, delicate slippers with roses, which are fragile and exquisite but can also cause pain with their sharp thorns.
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