Ulla-Stina Wikander

Cross stitched embroidery on vintage sandals with ankle straps and closed toe, part of the ‘Hairdresser’ sculpture, 2020.

Wikander: ‘I cover ordinary household things from the 70s, like a sewing machine, vacuum cleaner, electric mixer etc. I find it interesting to see how these objects transform in a new context; the obsolete, the things we do not want any longer, the old and forgotten things. I give them a second life and although I cut the embroideries into pieces, I still think they look very beautiful, when the objects have been ‘dressed up’.

© Ulla-Stina Wikander.

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