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Exhibition  /  28 Aug 2008  -  04 Oct 2008
Published: 16.09.2008
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Where I live, all the houses are similar. The small houses in wood are called shoe cartons and are on the line along the streets of the suburb. All who live there have a house, a garden, a car, a grill and at least one inherited piece of jewellery.

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Sofia Björkman
Where I live, all the houses are similar. The small houses in wood are called "shoe cartons" and are on the line along the streets of the suburb. All who live there have a house, a garden, a car, a grill and at least one inherited piece of jewellery.
A year ago me and my family moved to one of these single-family houses in Tallkrogen just south of Stockholm. I thought "Now I am one among other ordinary people in the normal middle-centre". But it was not the case.
I walked around in my new neighbourhood and found that all the houses that at first sight looked so similar, differed significantly from each other and so did its inhabitants.
When I moved, I found the novel "Five hearts in a matchbox" by PC Jersild, which is about the author's upbringing in a similar suburb. I also found my old collection of matchboxes and by chance they were in a shoe carton.
Books, shoe cartons and matchboxes, all with strict rectangular shape but despite to the shape, there is full of variations when it comes to contents, styles, feelings and memories.
A piece of jewellery is not just a piece of jewellery. They tell us who a person are or wants to be and can not be replaced with a new in the case of loss, since they bear on stories. We can tell the same about our homes.
Full of thoughts, I began to ask people around what "Home" means for them. I didn't get one answer like another and from the answers these objects grew up, which also received titles thereafter.

The objects are created from materials which are normally found in homes. It is part of bathroom mats, dish, pillows, and objects that is normal for collecting. All the items have one thing in common; they have the same base form, just as a matchbox.


In the collection there are about 80 pieces of jewellery. 

Sofia Björkman. Necklace: In my home can I do what I want. Silver, wood, part of basket of laundry, strin. 11 x 4 x 1.5 cm. Sofia, BjörkmanNecklace: In my home can I do what I wantSilver, wood, part of basket of laundry, strin11 x 4 x 1.5 cm. Sofia Björkman
Necklace: In my home can I do what I want
Silver, wood, part of basket of laundry, strin
11 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Sofia, Björkman
Necklace: In my home can I do what I want
Silver, wood, part of basket of laundry, strin
11 x 4 x 1.5 cm

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Sofia Björkman. Pendant: My home is no more, it is a thing of the past. Part of a silver bowl from a house that were on fire. 8 x 3,5 x 2 cm. Sofia, BjörkmanPendant: My home is no more, it is a thing of the pastPart of a silver bowl from a house that were on fire8 x 3,5 x 2 cm. Sofia Björkman
Pendant: My home is no more, it is a thing of the past
Part of a silver bowl from a house that were on fire
8 x 3,5 x 2 cm


Sofia, Björkman
Pendant: My home is no more, it is a thing of the past
Part of a silver bowl from a house that were on fire
8 x 3,5 x 2 cm

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Sofia Björkman. Brooch: Home is a safe point. Silver, wood sthyren, steel. 5,5 x 3,5 x 2 cm. Sofia, BjörkmanBrooch: Home is a safe pointSilver, wood sthyren, steel5,5 x 3,5 x 2 cm. Sofia Björkman
Brooch: Home is a safe point
Silver, wood sthyren, steel
5,5 x 3,5 x 2 cm


Sofia, Björkman
Brooch: Home is a safe point
Silver, wood sthyren, steel
5,5 x 3,5 x 2 cm

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Sofia Björkman. Brooch: My home is fine. Wood, rubber, silver. 5,5 x 3,5 x 1,5 cm. Sofia, BjörkmanBrooch: My home is fineWood, rubber, silver5,5 x 3,5 x 1,5 cm. Sofia Björkman
Brooch: My home is fine
Wood, rubber, silver
5,5 x 3,5 x 1,5 cm


Sofia, Björkman
Brooch: My home is fine
Wood, rubber, silver
5,5 x 3,5 x 1,5 cm

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Sofia Björkman. Necklace: Home may be old people’s homes. Silver, ribbon. 7 x 6 x 1 cm. Sofia, BjörkmanNecklace: Home may be old people’s homesSilver, ribbon7 x 6 x 1 cm. Sofia Björkman
Necklace: Home may be old people’s homes
Silver, ribbon
7 x 6 x 1 cm


Sofia, Björkman
Necklace: Home may be old people’s homes
Silver, ribbon
7 x 6 x 1 cm

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