Secret Art 1: The white house

Friday, 30 September 2011





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.

The white house looks abandoned and neglected, the thick white paint has caught the dust as if painted in a rush and is cracking in places. But when the roof is lifted a dark velvet-lined chamber opens to the sounds of a tinkling melody, holding snippets of childhood memories printed on and stitched into the fabric of life.

For sale at Solveighs Textilkabinett

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