WARP AND WEFT - PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SCULPTURE AT PLEJECENTER ROLIGHEDSPARKEN, IKAST DENMARK, 2021
“ In Ikast, a Danish town in the mid-west of Jutland, the textile industry is woven into the history of the town, the shaping of its streets and houses and the life of its people: the textile industry is omnipresent both physically and as part of the collective memory.
The textile industry has strongly helped to shape the special character of the town and its population – the spirit of entrepreneurship and initiative. An ambiance which has played a major rôle in the development from a small village to the town of today , still distinctly marked by the urge and drive to develop and create”.
( quote from: Tekstilindustriens Ikast – Et entreprenant kulturmiljø, issued by Ikast Brande Kommune/ Museum Midtjylland/ NIRAS A/S, 2019 )
The ceramic sculpture, Warp and Weft, has been created with the above story in mind. Immediately after my first visit to the site, the idea of working with the strong culture of textile and its history as an inspiration came to my mind. It felt obvious and right to develop a visual, spatial response for the garden of Plejecenter Rolighedsparken based on this story.