Birgit Birkkjær Winter Field

Birgit Birkkjær, 65bb Ode for the Ocean, linen and stones, shells, fossils, etc. from the sea , 30” x 30” x 4,” 2019, $5,000


birgit birkkjaer

Birgit Birkkjaer
65bb 2/14 folded basket, linen and sea buckthron, 4” x 5” x 5”, 2011, SOLD
56bb 26/10, striped basket with black fields and barberry, 4" x 6" x 6", 2011, $600
25bb 1-00 linen and quills, 4” x 4.35” x 4.5”, 2000, $500


birgit birkkjaer

25bb (1-00), Birgit Birkkjaer, linen, with quills, 4" x 4.5" x 4.5", 2000, $500


birgit birkkjaer



56bb #26/10, striped basket with black fields and barberry, 4" x 6" x 6", 2011

Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Round Tower, Sao Paolo, Brazil (FIOS 2 Brazil); National Art Gallery, Sweden (Nordic Profiles, traveling exhibition Denmark, Norway and Finland); Aarhus Art Building, Denmark (New Aspects); Museum of Applied Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark (Metaphysical Baskets; solo exhibition); Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; City Hall, Hohen Neuendorf, Germany; Szombathely, Hungary (9th International Biennial of Miniature Textiles); Herning Museum, Denmark (Textile Sets); Nagoya, Japan (In Our Hands, Mixed Media, Small-Scale and 3-Dimensional Works); Craft Office, Bonn, Germany (Still Life): Wayne Art Center, Pennsylvania; Edsel & Ethel Ford House Gallery, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan (Green from the Get Go: International Contemporary Basketmakers).


birgit birkkjaer


65bb 2/14 folded basket, linen and sea buckthron, 4” x 5” x 5”, 2011, SOLD

Statement:
My inspiration for Color Grid was Korean bojagi. In 2016, I was invited by Chunghie Lee to exhibit and to lecture at the Korean Bojagi Forum in Suwon. My lecture, Scraps & Samplers, featured examples of my scrap pieces, and my relationship to the Dutch landscape and its grid of dikes and ditches. The bojagi is characterized by geometric patterning that is comparable to modernist paintings by such artists as Piet Mondrian and Paul Klee. Its appeal relies on the ways small colorful leftover scraps of fabrics were arranged and sewn together to construct larger artful cloths. The triple-stitched seams are iconic. My works specifically reference the grid of these seams and the special Korean use of color.