Slow Art

Lotta Åström, From Lineage

Hans Thorwid/Nationalmuseum
© Lotta Åström

Lotta Åström, From Lineage, 2010

Linking small metal rings to create a fabric has a long tradition in warfare. Even the Romans used chainmail. Steel is a material that is often  related to strength and power, but in the form of chainmail the metal is soft and adaptable, like textile. With infinite patience, Lotta Åström builds the shape of her necklaces. Ring is linked to ring is linked to ring, with repetitive conformity, but not without the occasional manifestation of an unexpected logic. Åström compares the process with mathematics. When the steel collar settles on the body, new three-dimensional geometric patterns appear, changing with the collar's movements.


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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