Friday, April 5, 2013

From Carina Granlund (Finland)

I feel compelled to post everything that Carina sends me. Her work is just amazing. The colors are great, the variety of her work is staggering, and it all has a “worked” aesthetic. Often mail artists will send things that took little time, and that’s completely ok…often great. I don’t feel that’s Carina’s way. In her work I can imagine her stepping back from the workbench, looking at the items, put something down or erase something…coming back to it over and over again. Everything she sends feels like there’s a process, a real artist at work, someone who knows what they’re doing who carefully examines their creations.

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