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Portrait Helena Lindell

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helena johansson lindell

B. 1983, Sweden

EDUCATION

2005 | 2007 Metalsmithing, Leksands Folkhogskola, Leksand, SE
2007 | 2008 Silversmithing/Copus, Leksands Folkhogskola, Leksand, SE
2008 |2011 BA, Oslo National Academy of Arts, Oslo, NO
2011 | 2012 MA, Konsfack, Stockholm, SE

 

I work with plastic materials-mostly second-hand toys and kitcheware.  It is light, homogeneous, dense in colour, long-lasting, cheap to come by. It is often judged and vilified and is strongly associated with trash.  In other words, plastic is material with low status.

I have grown tired of the hierarchical value system that we are collectively immersed in, and I am not interested in keeping it intact on any level. It is the feminist and activist in me that chose to make jewellery out of plastic.