My latest work is about the process of weaving, sewing and painting, how the hand and the brain works together to create. I am fascinated by the flow and the creative process – where it seems like the best pieces are made when we lose our self in the work and let the intuition take over. I often use traditional technics combined with more uncommon materials or a combination of materials that create interesting surfaces. I love to mix color, material and craftrelated technics.
I live close to the Batic Sea and make walks with my dogs by the coast and in a small forrest by the sea almost every day. There, surrounded by nature of all kinds, I find the inspiration to most of my work.
I was educated at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, (MFA), the first three years at the Textile department and then two years at the Art department. I work in different technics like weaving, embroidery, dyeing, sewing, collage and painting to make wallhangings, installations and objects.
I work both with my own projects and together with other artists. I have an always ongoing cooperation with Maria Wahlgren, where we embroider on the same pieces to be able to ”make larger works in a slow technic.”
Elizabet Christiansson, 2021