For some time now, I’ve had an interest in the relationship between things that exist and my reaction to them; and also, in the relations between permanence and ephemerality. I have drawn parallels between them and the preconditions of our human life, our wishes and actions. I often pick up plant parts that I rebuild with a collage-like technique, and sometimes combine them with with other materials.
I hope that my works provide a poetic insight into our physical world, and create the spark to delve into our own non-physical human existence. "
Charlotta Östlund (b. 1973 in Sweden) lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.