Linda Lasson | Sverige
My name is Linda Lasson and I work as an artist in the nothern part of Sweden. I work with embroidery, black thread, on different materials such as tarp and lining paper. I get my motives from the surrounding nature and different political topics. Such as how we treat our nature and our indigous people.
Contemporary Art Station: Tell us about how you got started. When did you know you wanted to be an artist?
All my life I think. Dont know what else I would have worked with
CAS: What is your process like, from initial idea to the creation of the piece? Do you usually develop the idea for a project before you find the "canvas", or vice versa?
I normally make a drawing and then draw the image on the material I want to use, tarp or lining paper.
CAS: What do you love most about your creative process?
That its never ends you find new topics and materials to work with all the time. And that you also decide what you are going to do that day.
CAS: What role does art and the artist play in the broader social conversation today?
Since a lot of my artwork are political I must say a great deal. To make people aware of whats going on around them.
CAS: Name a few of your favourite artists and influences.
Over the years I have had a few inspirations, but it have always been a swedish artist called Roy Friberg that have been a large influencer.
CAS: When did you discover your voice as an artist?
More when I some years ago started to work with lining paper and that material made create a more distinct artist voice.
CAS: What advice would you give to emerging artists trying to find their own?
Think of quality. Find your own voice dont listen to much on others. Be stubborn.