I developed the installation A Forest, after a year-long crafts in historic houses research lab at Konstfack University of Art and Design in Stockholm. The research lab worked directly with the Hallwyl Museum in Stockholm allowing artists to create new work in response to their collections.

A Forest is a site-specific installation developed from research into the Ljusne-Woxne family business and former saw mill factory and the attendant relationship with the collections and the establishment of the Hallwyl Museum. The materials I have used link metaphorically and poetically to the collections at the museum and are designed to evoke themes of loss, disruption, migration of people and materials and the ecological management of resources.

The branches reference the wood from the forests in Ljusne, without which there wouldn’t have been the wealth to invest in the museum.