Brothers Grimm, The Six Swans, I, 2007,
woven strips of printed paper, 30x52cm.

 

         
 
  Brothers Grimm, The Six Swans, I, 2007, detail
   
                 
             
 
Brothers Grimm, The Six Swans, ΙI
, 2007,
woven strips of printed paper, 30x52cm.
 


Brothers Grimm, The Six Swans, ΙII
, 2007,
woven strips of printed paper, 30x52cm.

         
 

 

 

 

         
 

 

         
 
Brothers Grimm, The Six Swans, ΙV
, 2007,
woven strips of printed paper, 30x52cm.
 
Brothers Grimm, The Six Swans, V
, 2007,
woven strips of printed paper, 30x52cm.
         
                 
 
             
 
Brothers Grimm, The Six Swans, VI
, 2007,
woven strips of printed paper, 30x52cm.
             
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         
In Six Swans, I have used the Brothers Grimm tale, I wrote it 6 times and made 6 works, by cutting the text into strips and using a process similar to weaving to put the text back together. The works relate to the 6 shirts the heroine of the story had to knit from nettles in order to give back to her brothers (whom the wicked step-mother had transformed into swans) their human form. In order to break the spell, the girl is not allowed to speak or laugh for six years.
 

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