Trosta mig, humlemor – Mother of the bumblebee comfort me

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Trosta mig, humlemor – Mother of the bumblebee comfort me
Agneta Elkman
Blackbook Publications
Poetry Jonas Gren and Agneta Ekman
2019
Swedish/English

Hardback
Limited Edition of 20 copys
Pages 144
250 x 260mm
ISBN 9789198255591

Comfort me bumblebee is the book about everything imperfect and incomplete in life. A poetic story in the picture and text about the mountain closing in. About the most serious violence against the woman. about the path that leads by. In all of this, I have to proclaim Comfort my humble mother, for I need comfort and beauty to live. The mowing flower glows against me with its porcelain clean star. She fertilizes herself and whispers to me to look for the spirit in the grass where she opens the world Humlemor comfort me.

About the Artist
Agneta lives with her husband – David Wingate – in Skärkälls Eco and Atelier Village on the west coast of Sweden. They have three children. Agneta learned the basic principles of painting from her father when she was a child. She started studying fine arts in Stockholm but left to join Christer Strömholm when he started his school of photography. She has worked as a teacher in photography in Christer Strömholms Fotoskolan Stockholm, Dramatiska Institutet Stockholm and the media department of  Volda College in Norway. For some years she worked as a TV producer for TV, NRK Norway. And as a radio journalist in the late 70s in Sweden. In the 80s she formed a film and video company with her husband making films for TV and cinema. She is a member of the http://kkv-b.se/KKV Artists Collective Workshop, Gerlesborg, in Bohuslän, where she has her darkroom. She works with analog negative film and makes all her gelatine silver prints herself. Agneta ran an Art and film playschool for the kids in the village for ten years. She has also made a goddess garden from scratch. In the summer she works there and treats people’s feet and reads poetry for them under the white roses and bumblebees when the weather is favorable. She is a linen weaver and chairwoman of the Linen Museum in Bohuslän
Agneta Ekman

 

 


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