“Stitching is slow happiness.
I never throw out fabrics, I love recycling, I treasure the story.”
The best introduction to Mick Lindbergh is to quote the words of Henry Miller, “To make living itself an art, that is the goal”. Both her home/studio in West London which she shares with her photographer husband Arun, and their country retreat in Sweden reflect the ‘absolute spirit’ of her artistic sentiment. Everything about Mick is perfection of form and a celebration of beauty.
A native to Sweden, Mick learned at a young age with help from her mother and grandmother how to love and to cherish material and objects that carried with them familial meanings and stories. They taught her how to see value in the restorative techniques passed down from past generations. The one word that frames her artistic endeavours, is curiosity. She is curious enough not to be concerned about perfection and she is skilful enough not to be hampered by technique. So what emerges from Mick’s work is a powerful distillation of mastery and exploration
“I’m interested in the fusion of cultures;
The overlap of folk designs.
The juxtaposition of people, place, parable.
The stitching of ones story“
Last year her fabric paintings have received a lot of attention, Mick had an incredible sell out exhibition at Anthony Hepworth Fine Art Dealers Ltd. in Bath on 17 August – 3 September 2013. Deirdre McSharry, the acclaimed cosmopolitan editor – covered the exhibition in a piece for the Bath Chronicle. In the article Mick tells of the birth of panels originating from work at a residency in Tanzania. November 2015 she has another solo show.
The women channelled through Mick’s hands over the years are enigmatic, in her photographs, they are hidden amongst the blurred layering of objects and behind masks. Her miniature dolls, filled with lavender, requested every Christmas by Joan Burstein of Browns in London, are exquisitely dressed but puzzlingly faceless. And the women in her stitched portraits, have the same wonderful, ambiguous, refusal to be classified
Then there is her clothing label, ‘Moth‘, a range of bold amorphous shapes, every detail lovingly stitched by hand. Simply another form of expressing the woman of her imagination. Each piece is a one-off and by design evades definition. Mick’s clothes are made to evoke memories forgotten and in one of her dresses, you define yourself according to her world of dreams and beauty.
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