Slow Art

Janna Syvänoja, Necklace

Hans Thorwid/Nationalmuseum
© Janna Syvänoja

Janna Syvänoja, Necklace, 2003
Paper and steel wire

The material is slips of paper cut from an encyclopaedia and a steel wire to hold the pieces together. Like pearls, Janna Syvänoja tenderly threads slip after slip onto the wire. The time aspect is central, this is a slow and monotonous procedure. Each slip is positioned with a minute shift in relation to the previous one. In design, it resembles turned wood, the original substance of paper. With time, the paper will go yellow, altering the appearance of the necklace. The process illustrates a modesty found in Syvänoja's oeuvre, where the works are as transient as nature itself.

Photoshop rgb / jpeg
300 dpi

The image is free to use accompanied by photo credit and when illustrating editorial publicity directly related to the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Sweden. 

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