Slow Art

Malou Andersson, Tracks, detail

Per-Åke Persson/Nationalmuseum
© Malou Andersson

Malou Andersson, Tracks, 2008
Wool and linen

The carpet motif is based on a photo Malou Andersson took in Fruängen, a Stockholm suburb, in November 2007. The photo shows tracks in dirty snow and slush, with a typical greyish-purple colour scheme. This hand-knotted pile carpet was Andersson's graduation piece at the HV Skola – the School of the Association of Friends of Textile Art – in Stockholm. She dyed the wool herself in ten colours on white, unbleached and grey wool, giving 30 different shades of grey, blue, purple and pink. For even more nuances, she intentionally refrained from stirring the pots while dying. The carpet is knotted and woven in a loom. It consists of 35,555 knots divided in 225 rows, a work that took more than 200 hours to complete.


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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