“Växtkraft. Handkraft. Naturkraft.” is an exhibition by Suzanne Grahn Lindquist combining free bobbin lace making and photography. Trying to find and interpret nature’s forms is a common thread in Suzanne’s pictures, capturing the structures of the large scale as well as the extreme, abstract close-up. The tension lies in discovering that the lines and patterns in a landscape can also be found in the close-up of a flower petal. Each piece is accompanied by a haiku poem.
Suzanne has participated in international photography competitions for many years and has been published on several occasions in the Swedish photography magazines. She is also a member of Fotosidan and Österlens Fotoklubb.
Retired from a career in marketing and communications, I have been an active amateur photographer since the age of seven when I got my first camera: a box camera.
WHAT DOES FIBER MEAN TO YOU?
An ancient material with endless possibilities which can be made into clothes, artwork, knots, almost anything.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FIBER OR TEXTILE TECHNIQUE?
Sewing and lace-, cord- and ribbon-making.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VIVID TEXTILE MEMORY?
Being together with my mother in her sewing room. She at large sewing machine, me at my beautiful hand cranked sewing machine. I sewed an apron with different coloured pockets. I was about 8-10 years old.