Greetings from Plywood Palace was an installation/exhibition first time made in 2007. A room was built up inside the gallery, the boudoir of Miss Kristina. In this room floor tiles, wallpaper, furniture and other utilities were made of plywood. The intention was that it could work as a three dimensional postcard from the imaginary palace. Plywood - wood in thin layers with crossing fibers - is a common in buildings and furniture as a construction material. The stripes on the edges in the material are very interesting. If using it for modeling organic forms the stripes will affect the visual expression. It can distort form but can also be used for making patterns to underline parts of the object.
Stripes is a wonderful possibility and the easiest way to make a pattern. It is also one of the most common patterns in northern Europe.
Three dimensional stripes mean layer or ply and gives even more possibilities.

Traditional wood craft  In my native place Lappland (north Sweden) there are many craftsmen working in wood, most of them self-taught and more or less artistic. The malformation of a tree makes a bowl and a crooked branch makes a pedestal. The craftsman’s workshop is filled with dust and nature’s own experiments.

The Winterpalace in Sankt Petersburg is built in rococo style and has 1057 rooms with an affluence of things and forms, mostly for the pleasure of the eye. Rococo is, very simplified, stylized nature.

Plywood is organized nature. Anorganic product developed by gluing thin layers of wood, alternately crossing the fibres, together to make the wood more solid.
A nice effect is that the edge of the material get striped

Camouflage is the art of blending into the environment. Mostly used for not being noticed while moving in the nature. But it is more about making yourself the same.

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