Cranes in the Sky

Cranes in the Sky


Artist: Mette Colberg
Editions: 10 + 2 A.P
Size: 59,4x41,8 cm
Technique: Archival pigment print on watercolor paper

About the piece
With point of departure in handmade photographic glass filters and photography Colberg is researching the immaterial aspects and the ambiguity of transparent glass and how these notions can trigger new perspectives and different interpretations. Her focus is set on the act of seeing and how the glass filters change and alter perception. Through the filters many questions occur and demand the viewer to take them into account. A re-occuring subject is construction; construction of self, our surroundings, our friends, our life, our taste, our look our seeing. An everlasting journey of experience, knowledge, failures and success.

Cranes in the Sky is shoot through several handmade camera filters. The crane holds a symbolic meaning to Colberg. It speaks of construction, de-construction and re-construction. It is a symbol of transformation. They strive towards the sky and towards the unknown.

About the artist
Mette Colberg (b. 1981) is an artist from Denmark, where she currently lives and works. She has a MFA (Master of Fine Arts) from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts & Design in Stockholm. Colberg has been a driving force in taking glass art from a handcrafted object into being the filter through which we gaze at the world.

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