Local | Elisabet Berg “Memento vitae”

By on May 30, 2016
Elizabeth Berg

“Memento Vitae”

Sheet metal and recycling art

20 August-8 September 2016

The iridescent beetles and butterflies are neatly sorted and assembled by. But if you look carefully you will see that all the bugs are made of sheet metal from beer and soda cans. The resource-hungry aluminum cans has become something of a symbol of environmental degradation. Paradoxically, while the materials and origin of ‘nature’ on display in this exhibition.

It has always been scratching in my fingers. I can not help to work with all kinds of techniques and materials and I have over the years tried most things in art handicraft way. It is fascinating how different materials can express completely different things! Right now I am fond of tin plate, which is very rewarding to work with and available in lots of nice colors and patterns. Additionally, it provides an extra satisfaction to be able to turn trash into something beautiful and ideally thoughtful. ”

On the question that everyone is asking, she replies:

No, I have not drunk all the beer and soft drink itself. Actually not a single one of them. But with many kind friends and acquaintances, I get up enough cans anyway.”

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