back & forth
last weekend my mother, sister and I travelled north to Copenhagen for a long weekend, mainly to visit family - my mum's Danish - and celebrate a cousins-get-together, all organized by our mother, who is still a very active woman; the trip to Copenhagen has become a tradition in itself now, since this is the fourth year we went there in March (our dad and brother get to spend quality time together back at my parents' home) it is always such a jolly occasion and we get to catch up on all sorts of family gossip, as you may well imagine
|we stayed with my auntie M. where I recognize several pieces, love how she framed this one with the light shining through
|my sister and I slept in my aunt's bed, at first we were accompanied by Fido the dog; once he realised his mistake he pottered on down stairs to lay by his mistresses's side
we did not merely visit relatives, for the benefit of our cultural education we (re)visited Charlottenborg, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts * where I spent a magical Summer back in 1987 painting huge canvases tacked onto the floor; many hours were whiled away in the small garden to the back, we, i.e. a couple of students, had a key to the back door hidden in the wall, so we were able to wander in and out all hours of the night & day
back to 2017: in the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition * my spirits were uplifted by this grand old lady, still going strong at age 90!
Aase Seidler Gernes (b 1927)
'her exhibition contains works that span her entire artisitc oeuvre; since the 1950's she has created colourful textile works such as tapestries, tablecloths and unique clothing, all featuring characteristic patterns and geometric compositions'
we step onto very dry, bare land, enjoying the quiet spaces; we didn't meet anyone during the entire walk, sometimes it's like that in our crowded country, even on a day like this
well, I guess laughter is good for the soul