Anonyma Rya Artister
Title: Anonya Rya Artister
Year: 2016 – Present
Exhibited: Decembersalongen @ Katrineholms Konsthall, Skaraborgssalongen @ Skövde Konsthall, Väv 2017
I together with three artist colleges make up the artistic collective “Anonyma Rya artister”, which are exploring creativity and especially the rya technique through the use of a 12-steps program.
Using our own relationship to creativity as our individual point of departure we use this 12-step program as a method to locate and work through the issues that arise when we work with rya. As I have identified my own problem in my sacrifice of my own physical health for the sake of the rya, I create ryas that gives the expression of rya but without (or at least to a minimal extent) using the rya knot.
Through this work I have created several ryas often using different materials. The rya “Med Hannah I Ryggen” is composed of hundreds of metal nails. The rya ”Looks white, tastes brown” is made out of ceramic plates I have crafted and then sewn into a weave, and the rya ”Strävan efter ett ursprungligt tillstånd?” is made out of birch bark that has been cut out in two layers and then braided together.
As well as creating ryas we have monthly meetings where we meet and discuss our ryas and our progress. Through these meetings we have developed our own version of the 12-step program where we acknowledge the rya both as something that hurt us, and at the same time saves us.
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