With Tule I try to get the viewer to forget about seriousness.
Tule is a dialogue between different tactile surfaces and colors. Those two create a playful body that titillates the eye but speaks directly to fingertips. Playfulness is a place where I want the person to stop because the power of playing charges our batteries over and over again.
Work is based on sensory play where the author repeats movement, to calm overloaded brains. Squeezing pieces repeatedly gives a meditative, soothing feeling to me.
Perhaps this feeling is related with fire-gazing or the repetitive devotions of prayer beads.
I believe that by following a path repeatedly with one’s fingers the wearer can bring calmness inside her.
Photo credits to Ninni Vidgren