”Sally’s selling out, Her seashells for souls” (Extreme, Hip today)
A pearl grows inside a seashell. This series of paintings involve small things and course of time. Like the pearl starts to grow from dirt, these small paintings have developed over a long period of time, initially from fractions of bigger paintings, which had already seen multiple layers of incompleteness before starting to grow in to gems.
These mdf-boards were bought maybe 4 years ago, first painted plain-air in Kustavi and later painted over and over again several times with acrylics and/or oil, then later sanded, cutted and finally surrounded by frames.