Painting, Other, Wood, 170 x 220 x 7 cm, 2010
Tapestry, bike tubes in mixed technique and medium
When I think of my crazy bike tours in order to collect thousands of used bicycle tubes for an exhibition project, clean them and weave such a large work with them, the first thought is great reverence for all the hands having been in contact with every tube before it ends as a share component of this concrete piece consisting of 235 tubes. I am fascinated by the idea that these tubes have driven other people round the world from - and to work - nurseries - boyfriends - parents - in short - they have been in constant movement from one place to another. Whirr of wings and thoughts that are now woven together into a coherent whole.
Lots of meetings and farewells, laughter and tears, secrets and thoughts, dreams and imagination. Movements so important to those involved that they effectively decided to undertake this journey.
The bright circle could be a constellation that light up more or less clear. Suddenly it's there and you feel an intense joy, but the moment you begin to explain where to look for it, it's gone. Life is so fleeting!