Hjemelighed – exhibition in Copenhagen
As a guest exhibitor, Petra Lilja showed three objects made from straw at the the exhibition Hjemelighed in Copenhagen. The exhibition brought together various artists, designers and crafts people during the biannual craft event Kunsthåndverksbiennalen in town.
The straw objects are a touch down in Petra’s phase of getting to know straw as material. Part of the research was the discovery of the hanging mobiles called “oro” (worry), an old traditional model common in farm houses in the south of Sweden in the 19th Century. In her experimentation, Petra’s aim is to combine the straw with contemporary methods, techniques or material to find new expressions and suggest contemporary usage of this traditional material.