PLIMSOLL line

I think a lot about the Plimsoll load line, a safety feature on boats from the 19th century:
“This is how much you could load the ship before it sank.”
We’ve overloaded our seas and soil more than this planet can permit and embrace…
This rope is where the sea meets the land. Ancient handicrafts meet new technologies. Then meets now and the future. Everything combines into new metaphors.
Deep down inside is my feeling – a sort of extension of the Plimsoll load line – symbolised
by my hawser, uniting sea and land, the Baltic and Oxelösund.

Photo: Ingrid Enarsson

I’ve been creating art for public spaces for many years, and I think it’s exciting to sketch and create a sculptural/environmental/meeting place.
My works are place-specific and always interact with the unique architecture, history and above all the users and citizens of the place. My simple, abstract shapes and colours are featured in my creations, in the past, present and future perspective.
In recent years I’ve been focusing on my passion, the climate and its changes, and how this affects the earth globally and across the sciences.

The hawser was hand-woven in collaboration with the Museum of Rope Making in Älvängen.

How healthy is the sea?
How healthy is the earth?
How healthy is humanity?
What are humanity’s thoughts on a SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY and the effects of climate change on the earth and the seas?