Box blog April 13th 2018 (244254)
It´s for sure! I get my own little gallery and workshop. In Tivoli in Copenhagen this autumn.
It is my 1 1/2 month old concept "Miniatureværkstedet, Miniatures by Lark" www.miniaturevaerkstedet.dk, which will be a unique magic cocktail of a miniature gallery with my original miniature artworks, my miniature design and miniature decorations. All of it has come out of my head and hands or will be produced by me during opening hours, which naturally follows the hours of TIVOLI in week 42- 44 Oct 13th - Nov 5th 2017.
Medio June I went through another surgery, this time a planned one in my gullet and I might have to go through 1 more this year. But don´t worry, I am a prof. Actively, I have chosen to do without the sufferer role. I´ll be ready in Tivoli on time. Last year I opened my exhibition at the Woven Heart Art Museum as planned only 5 days after a surgery for a hormone illness in my throat. So I now what I am talking about. Naturally, not being able to eat normal food for several months and the one surgery after another makes me tired every now and then, so I needed to get off the hamster wheel. Therefore, it suits me really good to only have a 3 weeks exhibition on this untraditional location in this untraditional way. This is where you can meet me in 2017 and nowhere else. It is a new life situation for me, new conditions, so I want to try something new. There fore, at Halloween my private suburb workshop/ atelier, Miniatureværkstedet moves into the old garden as a miniature gallery, drawing atelier, miniature design workshop and miniature decoration workshop.
I am looking very much forward to further coorperation with the creative team of Tivoli designers and garden architects.
I don´t know much about "my" little place yet, except that I will be "living" next to The Pantomime Theatre and close to the Nimb Hotel, too. I have got the arkitect-drawing from the little cuttage, and I also have designed and built the miniature workshop and atelier, which I am working in now on another and unpublic secret location in the city. It makes it easier and quicker to move it into Tivoli, when I know it works out in the room before I move it. Also I need to try off the logistic in the room, before I move into Tivoli in October right before the opening, because "my" little cuttage won´t be set up until some days before the opening.It also gives me the feeling of freedom, which I need wery much at this ponit in my life.
Until October I have a lot of idea- and product development going on and the concept development will contnue through the summer in a funny, positive and supporting environment up to the opening af this little place.
My private life and destiny hasn´t been nice to me the last couple of years, so I only do things which makes me glad. Glad as in "laugh." Glad as in "smile."...- and right now at this moment in my life, I need to spent my life on miniatures, I feel. Spending time in Tivoli always makes me glad. There is a positive inspirering atmosphere with lots pf glad people in there. But I am sure they can always use another big smile. I will give them and the 500.000 visitors at Halloween mine, too.
"Miniatureværkstedet, Miniatures By Lark" has also already from start got a wide supported FACEBOOK-page, but I can´t get too much. So if you are interested in supporting me for free and followg my building up of Miniatureværkstedet and my gallery exhibition there, you are more than welcome to "like" the page and ask your friends to do the same. On beforehand thank you.
Sometimes you need to take a chance and invest all your time and resources on a project or an idea you are entusiastic about without knowing if you will succeed in fullfilling it. Every now and then it is the terms of professional creative work when you are self-employed.
Naturally, it is a financially risk, but I need to start creating my next exhibition now if I want to have some time for myself enjoying the summer, create my new art and designs without stressing and have some time for other VERY important things in my life during this summer.
I still don´t have a contract on my next exhibition "Med Blyant og Lup", (With Pencil and Magnifying Glasses) a miniature decoration-, miniature art - and miniature design exhibition, which I plan to take place in Copenhagen autumn 2017. A lot of personal and artistically development and practically month long personal clearing is needed and going on.
Except for this artistically and personal development, a contract with this beautiful place also depends very much on my will and ability to change my points and fit into the surroundings and theme of the place.
It is an inspiring supporting environment, where a big hard puzzle is going on right now in order to decide whether I can be offered some space or not. They have to create space for me, before I can work there, and if I get it, I need 1-2 months concept coorperation with them about my fitting in. My artworks do. My designs do. My international recognition does. I as a person do. But I myself think that I need to walk some new ways, work on a new angle on my creative life in order to fit 100% into the theme of this particular place. Nothing is accidental creating an experience and event, everything has to be perfectly harmonized, and I love that very professional point of view. It is an old dream of mine to get the opportunity to work there even for 3 weeks together with a lot of great creative people in an inspiring enviroment.
When I say "work" I mean it literally. Because my (and their) plan is that I move out and include my private miniature workshop, "Miniatureværkstedet," into this exhibition, which includes my entire miniature universe.
But it takes time to get all the good ideas and create a quality event and experience with your own hands. Therefore, I have started creating my miniature art exhibition. You have to try something new sometimes. So as something VERY new you can follow my "journey" my artistically work with this decoration-, art - and design exhibition and my development on the FACEBOOK- page, "Miniatureværkstedet, miniatures by Lark":
Dued to lack of space for photoes on gallerioctopusart.dk and designbylisbetlark.dk and the fact that I think my miniatures needs a separate corner of their own, I have started creating a new website for this miniature exhibition and my miniature workshop, "Miniatureværkstedet." Therefore, all my miniature artworks will be moved from gallerioctopusart.dk to this new workshop / exhibition web-site of mine, where also all my new miniature artworks will be posted, gradually, as I create them:
“My name is “Development.”
As long as I develop, I am.”
(Quote from interview to portrait for American Artbook “Current Masters , Vol2 “ published in 2016)
I am still developing and learning new skills as an artist and drawer/ illustrator. Now where I have almost finished my big wet mural painting somewhere in Copenhagen, I have had time and energy to develop techniques which are new for me, and I am creating a series of old ancient history miniatures, illustrating effects from the Danish ancient history in the media: Pencil or Pencil and ink on cardboard, which is my favourite media. Cardboard pieces on the shown artworks are measuring 10 x 10 cm cm or 10 x 15 cm, and I have created them all by use of magnifying glasses over some weeks.
“For me, “ I say, because this time I have been inspired and learned from the way other Danish old ancient history illustrators usually draw. I draw Danish finds from the ancient metallic ages in this new art series of mine.
Next weekend, I will not be at a very big art fair in Lokomotivværkstedet in Copenhagen. I am the quiet introvert type of person who feels happy about having only a limited group of people around me.
Therefore, next weekend, I will stay away from the crowd at this art fair.
If you want to experience me, you will have to wait till I am ready for a show or you will have to make an art order.
Lisbet Lark / Lisbet Lærke
No, I am not in Italy.
No, I am not in Tisvildeleje any more.
Actually, I am living and working as an artist in Copenhagen, making some small gray boring bathroom, 0,9 m x 1,1m into a unique "castle" style bathroom , using my flora/ fauna illustration line (Illustration Line 5), which I have not presented anywhere yet, as I haven´t send it in for any art juries yet.
4 walls and a roof has to be decorated with small brushes size 0,1 cm - 0,5 cm and I am still a nerdy perfectionist. Details, details, details... At least 1000 different leaves have to be created, .... - a very green experience to be me right now.
I almost miss to draw an old ancient history illustration with a vulcanic eruption and suffering people for an Italian archaeologically museum just to make sure that I can still create them.
But I need time for relaxation and deepen myself in nature illustrations, too. I love nature, and now I am installing permanent summer / springtime in this room.
For almost 1 month I have been working on it coorperating / planning my work with plumbers and other worksmen, who have taken down the old pipes / mixer, while I have painted behind the pipes, and installed golden water pipes and mixer / rainforest shower for a "French - English" bathroom. It is an enormeous artwork, some of it is in 2,73 meters hight on ladders in uncomfortable body positions. As I am allergic to all wet paintings on the market I wear protection rubber gloves, protection respirator face piece and protection clothes when I am painting. Hot! I am glad it´s not 35 degrees celsious summer in Denmark right now. Need to get it all off once an hour and have a break!
This is the reason, I don´t have a spring- or summer art exhibition anywhere this year. Because the time I need for creating that, I spend on this project instead.
After a hard year since I got The Art and Science Award in Milano spring 2016, I only do work right now which makes me happy, and I enjoy creating this big mural painting, though I am only able to work on it for 1-2 hours a day. Artwork progresses as planned, and should be finished end of April.
My next art exhibition is planned to take place in week 42, 43 and 44 2017, a miniature art exhibition I hope to get at a special place in the central Copenhagen, which I love. Therefore, this private collector artwork, a wet room mural paintng, 273cm x 94cm x 110cm won´t be on show.
Maybe I should have stayed at home.
Maybe I shouldn´t.
I haven´t been written about my award trip to Genova, because some things happened there and on board the 2000 km flight journey back home to Denmark via Paris which made me think. If you can´t find anything positive to write, you shouldn´t be writing about it at all. So I won´t, except for the fact that sometimes things happen in your life which you can interpret as a broad hint.
I got a foretaste on the springtime, warmer weather for some days and some beautifully pictures from 6 km´s hight above the earth, at least until....
What happened to me op there, when I was fixed by a belt to seat 6A in a flight, made what happened during the ceremony turn pale. Then I have expressed it in a very nice way.
Since the trip I have been coming to terms with my experiences on it and I came to the conclusion, that it was a huge broad hint.
A broad hint that in the future I should stay on earth in stead of flying. There is an old proverb saying such as: "If Muhammad can´t come to the mountain, the mountain has to come to Muhammad."- and the other way around.
I think I will practise that. You will have to come to me in Copenhagen instead of the other way around, we have big arenas and auditoriums here, too, and you will have to do it, when I am ready and when it suits my health and me and not the other way around.
If you have anything "to give" me, you will have to show up in Copenhagen and give it to me here as you are the one of us who have the need "to give" something away, and then for Gods sake remember this time to bring it with you to Copenhagen, otherwise your expensive flight trip would be in vain. Money you could have spent on your missing bath or toilet at home or on glad experiences. On the other hand it wouldn´t be my problem.
- And when will I be availabe in Copenhagen, then?
You might have noticed in the above mentioned that I have some entrepreneur work going on in my very small private home. Dued to lack of space, not being presentable and the fact that for security reasons nobody else let strangers into their private homes in Copenhagen, it won´t be possible to visit me there. I also need some privacy and some time off, not to be "on" and public all the time.
Therefore, I am looking for somewhere else to show my art and I have decided to go all out for getting into an existing concept where it is natural that my art shop is not open all year around. I need to and I am looking forward to developing and adjusting myself, my artistically universe and my own concept into this place and in coorperation with this place during the upcoming summer, if they will let me in. Some people have been asking me, where it is. I will publish that when I have all the permissions, certificates and clearings ready and when I have signed a contract with this place, - and not before.
I also need peace, time to heal and relax and time to create my art and designs and I only can "run one programe at a time". So I have no scheduled summer art exhibitions in 2017 for the time being, which is very unusaual for a Danish artist, but I am also a very unusual artist with a very unusual life. I am planning my next art exhibition "Med lup og blyant" to take place somewhere in central Copenhagen in autumn in week 42, 43 and 44.