Organic Ship, 2016
Clay w/ volcanic grit
21.25 x 13.75 x 9 in
The internationally recognized Åberg, born in Sweden, works and lives in Denmark talks of having a clear artistic vision from the earliest days of her 38-year career. She developed and honed this vision with deep focus, transcending many passing art trends. Her use of volcanic grit as well as paper clay have allowed her to transform the language of clay, making the light, airy sculptures for which she is known.
One feels nature in the work as well as science down to the cellular level. One thinks of bone structure, hardness as though the form is fossilized bespeaking its fundamental qualities of an ancient existence. Structures and patterns also inform her work. Åberg is a photographer whose images sometimes are reflected in her clay work.