Bat Wing Shelter, provisional drawing I, Tim Johnson & Mònica Guilera ©
Preparations are well underway for an exciting project curated and organised by Jette Mellgren and Jan Johansen in association with the Museum Lolland Falster on the Danish island of Lolland at the mouth of the Baltic Sea. Titled 'Lae & Leben' - which, though difficult to translate from a mixture of Danish and German - is to do with the theme of shelter and life, the project will bring together twelve artists and basketmakers from around Europe to work simultaneously on creating a body of work inspired by the special environment and natural history of the location.
Working together with Mònica Guilera, we will be making two pieces over a week in April which will then be on exhibition from May through to the end of September. Our pieces - initial sketches above and below of our starting point - respond to the theme of shelter and the location, Reventlow Park, being the home to a variety of rare and special bat species. it's always exciting to embark on a new project and no doubt it will evolve and develop once we get started!
The makers on the project are:
Mary Butcher (England), Joan Farré and Carlos Fontales (Spain), Tim Johnson and Monica Guilera (UK & Spain), Anne Mette Hjørnholm (Denmark), Annette Holdensen (Denmark), Jan Johansen (Denmark), Jette Mellgren (Denmark), Palle Lindau and Anne Højstrup (Denmark) and Karin Van Der Molen (Holland)
Bat Wing Shelter, provisional drawing II, Tim Johnson & Mònica Guilera ©