Sonja Hinrichsen, the U.S. based artist and a correspondent of Artservis, has created a Blog documenting her artist residency at Stundars Museum, a historic museum village, in Finland last fall.
During her stay in Finland she worked on two different bodies of work: a series of very large drawings, which were exhibited at Teema Gallery in Vaasa, and Living of the Land, a project started a year earlier in Alberta, Canada. With this project she respond – as an artist - to discussions around finding alternative lifestyles that are closer to nature and less abusive of the environment. This is an ongoing project, where she examine the idea to replace store-bought food for edible plants that grow wild. She plan to explore different botanical habitats – and the project started in a semi-rural area in Western Canada and continued in high-alpine Utah (USA), and then in Finland. She filmed all her processes – collecting plants and fruits as well as preparing food from them.
You are welcome to explore her Finland Blog to find out more about her trip and about the Western Finnish environment around Vaasa, Soderfjarden Meteor Crater and Kvarken Archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Blog also contains the recipes of the dishes she prepared from the berries she had collected.
Source: Sonja Hinrichsen, Feb. 2013
More of Sonja Hinrichsen at Artservis.org:
Ucross Foundation (Sonja Hinrichsen, Residence Review, 2007 -2011)
The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Sonja Hinrichsen, Residence Review, 2007 -2011)
The Mobility Profile od Sonja Hinrichsen (created 2011)