Sculpture/Installation

Piedra de la Sangre - 2017

Piedra de la Sangre - 2017

Media: Sculpture/Installation - Dimensions: H: 155; W 75 D: 20 cm - Material: Recycled Molded Hand-made Paper, Metal Support, Patinated Leaf Gold - Paper Thread - Technique: Mixed Media

Stone, Paper, Scissors - 2016<br>

Stone, Paper, Scissors - 2016

Media: Sculpture/Installation - Dimension: W 120; L 140; D 47 cm -Material: Recycled Molded Hand-made Paper, Metal Support, Oilpainting - Technique: Mixed Media

Shame on You - 2016

Shame on You - 2016

Media: Sculpture/Installation (Wall Hung Piece) - Dimensions: H: 165 x 20 x 20 cm - Materiale: Annealed iron Thread, Mirror Balls - Technique: Textile/finger-knit

More Shame - 2016

More Shame - 2016

Media: Sculpture/Installation - Dimensions: H: 255 x 55 x 10 cm - Materiale: Bike Tubes, foam - Technique: Textile/finger-knit

Mothers Potholder - 2016

Mothers Potholder - 2016

Media: Sculpture/installation - Dimensions: H 320; W 120; D 40 cm - Material: Paper yarn - Technique: Textile

Europa - 2015

Europa - 2015

Media: Sculpture/Installation ( Free Hanging Piece) - Dimensions: H: 160 x 110 x 22 cm - Material: Annealed Iron Thread, Silk - Technique: Textile/fingerknit

Medusa - 2015

Medusa - 2015

Media: Sculpture/installation (Free Hanging Object) - Dimensions: H: 143 x W: 55 x D: 30 cm -Material: Industrial Wrapping Band - Technique: Textile/Knit

Sharf - 2014

Sharf - 2014

Media: Sculpture/Installation (Wall Piece) - Dimensions: H: 145; W: 90; D:15 cm - Material: Dismantled, Tinned Copper Sock - Technique: Textile/Finger-knit

Bank Box - 2014

Bank Box - 2014

Media: Sculpture/Installation - Dimensions: H: 15 x 120 x 120 cm - Materiale: Ordinary Bricks, 22K Leaf Gold - Technique: Mixed Media

Cardinal - 2012<br>

Cardinal - 2012

Media: Sculpture - Dimension: H: 45; Ø: 40 cm - Material: Japanese Serai Paper - Technique: Origami Crumbling

Body - 2014

Body - 2014

Media: Sculpture/Installation - Dimensios: H: 90 x 50 x 25 cm - Material: Annealed Copper - Technique: Textile/Finger-knit

Face - 2013/14

Face - 2013/14

Media: Sculpture/Installation - Dimensions: H: 23 x 55 x 40 cm - Material: Annealed Copper - Technique: Textile/Finger-knit

Face - 2013/14<br>

Face - 2013/14

Close-up

Mask - 2013

Mask - 2013

Media: Sculpture/Installation - Dimensions: H: 27 x 19 x 14 cm - Media: Sculpture/Installation - Material: Annealed Copper - Technique: Textile/Finger-knit

Ask Your Grandmother - 2013

Ask Your Grandmother - 2013

Media: Sculpture - Dimensions: Ø: 52 cm - Material: Annealed Discarded Copper - Technique: Textile

Circles Dance - 2013

Circles Dance - 2013

Media: Sculpture/Installation - Dimensions: H: 20; Ø: 190 cm - Material: Rubber Bike Tube, Foam, Fake Gold- & Silver Leaf - Technique: Textile/hand-knit

Chain - 2013

Chain - 2013

Media: Sculpture/installation - Dimensions: H: 60 x 180 x 45 cm - Material: Rubber Bike Tubes, Foam, Fake Gold- & Silver Leaf - Technique: Textile/Hand-knit

Golden Calf - 2013

Golden Calf - 2013

Media: Sculpture/Installation - Dimensios: H: 60 x 280 x 45 cm -Material: Rubber Bike Tube, Wire, Brass Tube, Fake Gold-& Silver Leaf - Technique: Textile/Hand-knit

Warriors - 2012

Warriors - 2012

Media: Sculpture/Installation - Dimensions: H: 150 x 220 x 150 cm - Material: Rubber Bike Tube, Iron Stand - Technique: Textile/Hand-knit

Sculpture/Installation

Sculpture/Installation

My artistic practice aims to build a subtle exchange between unconventional non-textile materials and textile techniques with the intention to challenge the traditional distinction between arts and crafts. The work is a continuous exploration of the relationship between the technical capabilities of a particular material, its objective characteristics and potential for use in an artistic communication of an idea in the form of installations commissioned work or a gallery presentation. My work evolves from an extensive knowledge of materials and long-standing fascination with their inherent beauty and individual opportunities - be it discarded objects, various industrially produced textiles and high-tech lighting equipment. Material form and expression are processed through textile techniques in a creative, intuitive process leading to the final work.
 

Inspiration

The work on installations and sculpture has increased my interest to the man's historical, cultural and economic position in modern society, where topics such as violence, greed and lack of acceptance of other cultures and religions play an extensive role. My use of embedded high-tech elements in several of my works express various feelings from tranquil meditative absorption to breakneck speed and loud colours that follow diurnal rhythm and the natural light and in some cases can be controlled by the viewer.
 

Textile art

Among other media Birgit Oestergaard often uses a textile technique to create a complex and understated artistic expression. The materials used may consist of non-textile materials such as rubber, metal, plastic etc. worked up in textile techniques. The most recent finger knitted objects have a strong textile resonance, questioning the prevalent conception of democratic processes. Without light they appear to be fragile - almost graphical objects originated from a single thread.