My favorite pieces are the School House and Old Church--Finland. I love the simple lines and intriguing forms.
|School House, Bengt Erikson, 57 x 47 inches, wool/cotton/linen/stainless steel|
There was a similar textural effect on the left side mid-green portion of Old Church--Finland though this time I believe it was pick and pick.
|Old Church--Finland, Bengt Erikson, 50 x 45 inches, woolcotton|
|Detail, Old Church--Finland|
|15 Ambrose Street, Bengt Erikson, 50 x 47 inches, wool/cotton; Spring--Tacoma, Bengt Erikson, 46 x 38 inches, wool/linen|
I enjoyed seeing Bengt's work and I recommend a stop to see it. Also look at his beautiful website at www.eriksontapestries.com. Look for Mim's Favorite hanging near the coffee bar. I didn't get a good photo of this piece, but it is a vibrant blue with trees suggested in orange-brown trunks and green tops. I was really inspired by the simplicity and beauty of Bengt's designs. I will have to return to see them again before they come down.
And if you're a local Santa Fean and you've never been to Collected Works, now is the time. It is a great independent bookstore and they even have a coffee shop.