Lotta Grimborg, Queen of Everything
BEADED TROPHY, TEXTILE SCULPTURE
Pewter trophy, Spandex, Glass Beads
"Queen of Everything is the starting point, and ﬁrst object, in a series of textile trophies and banners I’m about to make during 2020.
The trophy as symbol for victory has been very much present in my life, during my teenage tennis career. The year of 1998-2006 was a constant struggle for more trophies to add to my wooden shelf, a strive for winning. A strive for perfection. A proof of success. 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 fabrics. Let the trophy talk for itself." — Lotta Grimborg
20 x 14 x 23 cm
Pale pink, light grey, mother of pearl white
A pewter ﬂea market trophy covered in beads. Each bead is embroidered by hand and covers most of the trophy.
This is a sculpture and it’s not meant to be used, only for decoration.Please handle it with care! Do not place in direct sun light as it can have impact on the color of the fabric and pearls. When dusty just brush it off with a soft brush or a dry cloth.