Friday, September 30, 2011

Secret Art 2: Toolbox for the Soul

Art usually aims to catch the eye, whether displayed in the gallery or at home, pictures on walls or sculptures in space. Secret Art does not call attention to itself, hides behind an unassuming or even shabby exterior, among the other paraphernalia of everyday life, on a shelf or desk, in a cupboard or a drawer. The owner can keep the secret or share it with others, who might also stumble upon it by chance.

Secret Art can live in a sewing box, a jewellery box or a cutlery case, or wherever it can make itself unobtrusively at home, lying in wait to surprise. Secret Art cannot be caught by a quick glance nor contemplated from afar. It calls for closeness to be found and action to be revealed. Secret Art is sensory art, made for curious hands, eyes and minds.

Toolbox for the Soul is a dark worn case that once contained the family silver, the tools for nourishing the body; now material wealth has been replaced by precious food for the soul. Moths, the winged messengers of the psyche, words torn from the fabric of memory or cut from the dictionary and preserved in wax, and other intriguing objects, scented, shiny or soft, symbols of life and self, to evoke, enchant and enrich thought and feeling.

For sale at Solveighs Textilkabinett

Deutsche Version


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