Saturday, December 27, 2008


I suppose that anything to do with anything scandinavian is bound to be good. This would be the case with the fantastic Mr. Dahlgren.If you also frequently visit image databases, and creativity orientated blogs, then I'm sure you might have encountered his work before.

The piece that caught me is "Heaven is a place on earth". This consists of bathroom scales installed closely together, forming part of the floor the gallery visitor is to walk on.Therefore the viewer is constantly confronted with his/her weight. The emphasis of the scale as something threatening and confronting is overthrown by the multiplicity of scales installed on the floor.Yet, depending on how the visitor feels about his/her weight, the scales could also be compared to plane of hot coals, to be crossed as swiftly and quickly as possible.

check out more of his work: link

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