LINDA LASSON

 Linda Lasson is a textile artist based overlooking a lake and forests in the northern part of Sweden. The surrounding landscape is a constant presence and inspiration to her when creating embroideries, taking elements from the patterns, shapes and colours of nature and blending them into intricate works of art. There is also a literal natural presence in many of her artworks, as Lasson often mounts the embroideries on bark from different trees.
Another great inspiration for the artist is the indigenous people located in the north of Europe, the Sámi. Some of the embroideries are about their situation; trying to hold on to their traditions(managing herds of reindeers) while living surrounding by local people who want to exploit their land for mining, and facing increasing threats from other people who don’t agree with their way of living.

 

 

 

 

 

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