The summer of 2017 the Jour Journal Journey around the world started and last week the project came to a close when it was publiched on iissu. Two diarys, fourteen artists, one day each to fill six pages. The journals travelled Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA - two routes around the world by post. When the awaited package arrived at my door in the middle of September I was at home, and it was raining every hour of the day, no sun in sight.
My style is using light and shadows in my pictures, most often in nature. Here I had to rethink. What can I do? I played around with techniques, electric light, and even pencils and leaves and rowanberry juice. I was looking for light where the was none. It was a day of trying things out, working the scene of my backyard.
Two years have past since the invitation came from our curator Margot Teusner in Australia. The last entry was made in December 2017, during 2018 the documentation was put together, and is now published on iissuu. Below you are welcome to flick through the pages of the two journals.
Journal 1: Western Australia, Vietnam, Poland, Sweden, Netherlands, Canada, USA, South Australia
Journal 2: New South Wales Australia, Japan, USA, Holland, Ukarine, India, Western Australia x 2
The Jour Journal Journey has ended. To me, having to create something out of nothing and go beyond what I usually do, started a new journey. Every step you take on your artistic and creative journey matters; my Journal Day coincided with me having started working with ICM, Intentional Camera Movement, during another project. The blue crystal vase on my window sill were to become one of my models, developing a technique that started from my last picture on my Jour Journal Journey.
This journey took me around the world together with my fellow travellers. My most heartfelt Thank You to all and everyone - what a journey it was - the anticipation alone, waiting for every new entry digitally, and now, flicking through the pages seeing your art.
On the Move. Always.
Blog post from my day:
Colours come in patches - working the scene for the Jour Journal Journey.
Agneta M Lindh