Going Above and Beyond
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EMBROIDERED BANNER, WALL HUNG TEXTILE SCULPTURE
Silk, Cotton thread, Aluminium
Going Above and Beyond, always on top, always giving that little extra.
A 100 % hand embroidered wavy banner from a series of textile trophies and banners made in 2020. Built stitch by stitch on silk, with a skeleton of wavy aluminium. The expression Going Above and Beyond comes from the metallic sign of an abandoned trophy found at a flea market.
The Trophy is a tangible, durable reminder of a specific achievement, and serves as recognition or evidence of merit. Trophies have marked victories since ancient times, first as war trophies taken by brave male characters. Later made in silver and given to male winners of the Olympic games. The trophy symbolizes a body, a shell, a container. In 2020 I want to claim the male coded trophy as a feminist symbol, by adding a new cover in shiny beads and glittery threads. Let the trophy talk for itself.
— Lotta Grimborg
5 x 50 x 5.5 cm
Neon yellow, Rouge, Lavender, Golden yellow, Blush pink, Aubergine, Apricot, Cerise
This is a wall hung object, the only thing you need for mounting is two nails. Please handle it with care as it is a delicate hand made object! Do not place in direct sun light as it can have impact on the colour of the fabric and threads. If dusty, just brush it off with a dry cloth.
Going Above and Beyond
(b.1988) is a Swedish textile artist based in Gothenburg. She uses tiny glass beads and various stitching techniques to embroider a narrative, lately evolving around competition, rivalry and motherhood. She integrates found textiles with her own digital printed fabrics to create textile collages, banners and trophies. Through the textile making she feels a connection to all the women out there. She meets them in the stitches and the seams, in the tactile knowledge that has been passed on through generations of women.
She holds a BFA from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and a MFA from Academy of Design and Crafts, HDK-VALAND, in Gothenburg. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally. Open Craft (Örebro), Dotdotdot (Stockholm) Boy Konsthall/ GIBCA Extended (Bollebygd), Dunkers Kulturhus (Helsingborg), Konstepidemin (Gothenburg), Galleri Marzee (Nijmegen), Galleri Rosanna Orlandi (Milan). She has been an artist in residency at Boy Konsthall and in October 2020 she will be an artist in residence at Icelandic Textile Center, Blöndous.