aaah! eventually my exhibition in Bergen; The Secret Garden, in Gallery Format is more or less finished. I am sooo pleased with the result. Opening tonight and praying for good weather (it rains quite a lot here..)
Been packing all day and heaven knows how I will actually get to the train with over hundred kilos of luggage. Here are some picts of some of the last pieces which I actually finished today. They are made from paper which has been dipped in resin and then electroformed with copper which has been treated with salt and vinegar to get the weathered surface. Lots of fun! Can´t wait to be on that night train. Tomorrow Bergen and straight into Hotel Grand Terminus for breakfast. Can be recommended if you arrive Bergen early in the morning.
The closer to the exhibition I get, the more fantastic accidents I make and I just love this part of the process. The other day I had finished off and oxidized three pair of big earrings when they all broke off due to some dry soldering I hadn´t discovered, I was really pissed off and put them all aside so I could resolder them when I got the chance. When I took a glance on them later I realised they how beautiful they were stacked up like that; so I got my drill and hammer out and riveted them together into a ring. Love the result, just finished:)
The morale is: if everything works out just like you planned it is fine, but if it all goes haywire fantastic things can happen
just some more photos to keep you posted on the progress here. Been gluing hundreds og little papershapes together, and tomorrow I will try and electroform them, which means adding a thin layer og copper to the surface.. not sure if it will work on these complicated structures though..
my head is exploding these days with ideas and new work is just pouring out. I am simulatneously working on about 5 differerent lines of work and just time will show if I can actually pull this off. Right now I am putting together different 3d diorama panels with hundreds of small details inside. It is a lengthy process since I have to work on each layer to make it 3d, but hey, funfunfun!
KGD - kaja gjedebo design
I have been working as an artist and jewellery designer since 2002, after graduating as a furniture designer from Edinburgh College of Art in 1999.