|Exhibition poster: 'Sea & Sky' by Ambeck Design (2015).|
As a result of Linda Newington’s residency at Doverodde Købmandsgård in May of 2014, she returned in May 2015 to exhibit a series of watercolours.
Drawings from her many walks along the North West coast and over 40 watercolour samples painted during the residency was the source for new paintings of light, skies, horizons and the dramatic sunsets seen at Agger beach and Tange.
|'Watercolour samples I' – Inspired by sunsets at Agger, spring 2014 by Linda Newington.|
|Blue sketchbook and watercolours from Doverodde residency by Linda Newington (2014-15).|
|'Starting points' (sketchbooks) and framed pieces by Linda Newington (2013-15).|
Meanwhile my work in the show derived from my fascination with the fossilised sea urchins that are commonly found in the area of North Jutland in which I live and work, and which I have collected since I was a child. These are the subject of many myths which reflect the Norse legends.
As well as a series of six large photographic prints incorporating text there were three new book works especially created for this event:
|On the floor: 'Sun'. On the wall from the left: 'Five pointed star', 'A drop of milk', 'Good luck starman' and 'Thor's fireball' – photographs on canvas by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (May 2015).|
|9 of the 12 pop-ups which were bound after the exhibition into one unique book: 'Pop-pindsvin/Pop-urchin'.|
|'Pop-pindsvin / Pop-urchin' playing with words. Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (2015).|
A unique 'pop-up' book expressing the Danish names given to sea urchins and the storage English translations of same (i.e "Petrified lake stick swine" or a "prude trollop"). The title of the book was going to be: 'Pop-pindsvin / Pop-urchin' and was going to be bound after the show ended on June 28th – but new thoughts are in progress.
|'Pop-urchin' page: Paradisko/Paradise cow by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (2015).|
|'Stonedrops' by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (2015).|
|'Rain' by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (2015).|
|'Rain' and further back in the room: 9 pages from 'Pop-pindsvin / Pop-urchin' by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (May 2015).|
|'Rain' by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck and wall behind watercolours by Linda Newington.|
The book combines both our work – watercolours and b/w photography.
|'Hav & Himmel – Sea & Sky' hanging off the wall next to photo on canvas: 'Fallen from the sky' by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck May, 2015.|
Softcover, 20 pages.
Stock: Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Ultrawhite, 148gsm.
Cover size: 16.8 x 17 cm
In the public collection of Winchester School of Art.
Finally I also created a floor installation using sea urchins belonging to Doverodde Købmandsgård. The installation was called: 'Sun'.
|'Sun' installation created with found sea urchins. Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (2015).|
|Floor: 'Sun'. Wall from the left: 'Thor's fireball' and 'Cart wheel or pentagram man?' – photographs on canvas by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (May 2015).|
|Foreground: 'Sun' by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (2015). Wall: 'Blue Days series' and 'Shetland Walks' by Linda Newington.|
|Wall: watercolours by Linda Newington (2014). Floor: 'Sun' by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (2015). 'Good luck starman' – photographs on canvas by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (May 2015).|
The exhibition was reviewed by the local newspaper: Thisted Dagblad on May 20th.
|The cover of Thisted Dagblad May 20th, 2015. Photo by Peter Mørk.|
|"Sea and Sky-landscape and sound" Thisted Dagblad p.6-7, May 20th, 2015.|
More images by Thisted Dagblad and Peter Mørk can be found here.