Man vs Nature. Embroidery on black tarp
Detail

Swedish Ambassy
Washington DC

June 7- September 3

" Images from Northern Sweden. Black embroidery

A new exhibition addressing the situation of the Sami, Sweden´s indigenous people. Artist Linda Lasson´s work tells teh stories of an exploited Northland and a dicplaced indigenous population, through art works that are archetypal contemporary poetry expressed in embroidery.
The threads resembles drawings, and the graphic feel, mixed with the textile structure, gives a sculptural aesthetic.
Natural-looking works pair with political messages, the art asks us the big and important question which need to be answered in the western world: is it us or the nature that needs protection from our way of living?"