torsdag 27 september 2012

In memoriam: Elisabeth Hasselberg Olsson

One of Sweden's great textile artists, Elisabeth Hasselberg Olsson, has passed away. She was an autodidact textile artist who was known for her meditative and tranquil tapestries. Her most famous tapestry is "Minnet av ett landskap" ("The memory of a landscape") which hangs in the parliament.

Elisabeth Hasselberg Olsson "Minnet av ett landskap", Riksdagens plenisal
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Alice Lund Textilier has woven one of her tapestries. It hangs in Sky City, at Arlanda airport outside of Stockholm. It is a beautiful tapestry - even though someone has done their best in covering it with bad lighting and tons of furniture.

Tapestry by Elisabeth Hasselberg Olsson at Arlanda Airport, woven at Alice Lund Textilier
Photo: Helena Hernmarck

Tapestry by Elisabeth Hasselberg Olsson at Arlanda Airport, woven at Alice Lund Textilier
Photo: Helena Hernmarck

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