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Mona Wallström

Jeweller
Published: 27.01.2017
Mona Wallström  Mona Wallström 
Mona Wallström. Necklace: House no 10 Unbroken outline, 2016. Hard plaster, silver. 72 x 36 x 1 cm. Photo by: Mona Wallström. From series: Regarding Hose no 10. Mona Wallström
Necklace: House no 10 Unbroken outline, 2016
Hard plaster, silver
72 x 36 x 1 cm
Photo by: Mona Wallström
From series: Regarding Hose no 10
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Mona Wallström. Necklace: House no 10 Broken Outline, 2016. Hard plaster, silver. 33 x 20 x 2 cm. Photo by: Mona Wallström. Mona Wallström
Necklace: House no 10 Broken Outline, 2016
Hard plaster, silver
33 x 20 x 2 cm
Photo by: Mona Wallström
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Mona Wallström. Piece: House no 10 Chimneys, House no 10 Staircase, 2016. Ox. silver, paper, paint & Ox. silver , stones, paint. Photo by: Johan Wingborg. From series: Regarding House no 10. 2 necklaces. Mona Wallström
Piece: House no 10 Chimneys, House no 10 Staircase, 2016
Ox. silver, paper, paint & Ox. silver , stones, paint
Photo by: Johan Wingborg
From series: Regarding House no 10
2 necklaces
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Mona Wallström. Piece: House no 10 Chimneys, House no 10 Staircase, 2016. Ox. silver, paper, paint & Ox. silver , granite, paint. 30 x 20 x 7 cm & 32 x 15 x 2 cm. Photo by: Johan Wingborg. From series: Regarding House no 10. 2 necklaces. Mona Wallström
Piece: House no 10 Chimneys, House no 10 Staircase, 2016
Ox. silver, paper, paint & Ox. silver , granite, paint
30 x 20 x 7 cm & 32 x 15 x 2 cm
Photo by: Johan Wingborg
From series: Regarding House no 10
2 necklaces
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Mona Wallström. Piece: House no10 Foundation, House no10 Side Entrance, 2016. Granite, copper, silver, diabase,paint & Diabase, silver, wood. Photo by: Johan Wingborg. From series: Regarding House no 10. 2 necklaces. Mona Wallström
Piece: House no10 Foundation, House no10 Side Entrance, 2016
Granite, copper, silver, diabase,paint & Diabase, silver, wood
Photo by: Johan Wingborg
From series: Regarding House no 10
2 necklaces
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Mona Wallström. Piece: House no10 Foundation, House no10 Side Entrance, 2016. Granite, copper, silver, diabase,paint & Diabase, silver, wood. Photo by: Johan Wingborg. From series: Regarding House no 10. 2 necklaces. Mona Wallström
Piece: House no10 Foundation, House no10 Side Entrance, 2016
Granite, copper, silver, diabase,paint & Diabase, silver, wood
Photo by: Johan Wingborg
From series: Regarding House no 10
2 necklaces
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Mona Wallström. Piece: House no10 Foundation, House no10 Side Entrance, 2016. Granite, copper, silver, diabase,paint & Diabase, silver, wood. Photo by: Johan Wingborg. From series: Regarding House no 10. 2 necklaces. Mona Wallström
Piece: House no10 Foundation, House no10 Side Entrance, 2016
Granite, copper, silver, diabase,paint & Diabase, silver, wood
Photo by: Johan Wingborg
From series: Regarding House no 10
2 necklaces
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Mona Wallström. Necklace: House no10 Roof, 2016. Plywood, silver, paper, paint. 40 x 18 x 2 cm. Photo by: Johan Wingborg. From series: Regarding House no 10. Mona Wallström
Necklace: House no10 Roof, 2016
Plywood, silver, paper, paint
40 x 18 x 2 cm
Photo by: Johan Wingborg
From series: Regarding House no 10
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Mona Wallström. Necklace: House no10 Roof, 2016. Plywood, silver, paper, paint. 40 x 18 x 2 cm. Photo by: Johan Wingborg. From series: Regarding House no 10. Mona Wallström
Necklace: House no10 Roof, 2016
Plywood, silver, paper, paint
40 x 18 x 2 cm
Photo by: Johan Wingborg
From series: Regarding House no 10
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Mona Wallström. Piece: Tree Silhouette II House no 10, Tree Silhouette III House no 10, 2016. Engraved acrylic, brass, paint. 21 x 18 x 2 cm,   18 x16 x 2 cm. Photo by: Johan Wingborg. From series: Regarding House no 10. 2 Necklaces. Mona Wallström
Piece: Tree Silhouette II House no 10, Tree Silhouette III House no 10, 2016
Engraved acrylic, brass, paint
21 x 18 x 2 cm, 18 x16 x 2 cm
Photo by: Johan Wingborg
From series: Regarding House no 10
2 Necklaces
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Mona Wallström. Piece: Tree Silhouette II House no 10, Tree Silhouette III House no 10, 2016. Engraved acrylic, brass, paint. 21 x 18 x 2 cm,   18 x16 x 2 cm. Photo by: Johan Wingborg. From series: Regarding House no 10. 2 Necklaces. Mona Wallström
Piece: Tree Silhouette II House no 10, Tree Silhouette III House no 10, 2016
Engraved acrylic, brass, paint
21 x 18 x 2 cm, 18 x16 x 2 cm
Photo by: Johan Wingborg
From series: Regarding House no 10
2 Necklaces
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Mona Wallström. Installation: The Glade, 2015. Plywood, epoxy, sheet gold. Photo by: Mona Wallström. From series: The Glade. Mona Wallström
Installation: The Glade, 2015
Plywood, epoxy, sheet gold
Photo by: Mona Wallström
From series: The Glade
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Mona Wallström. Necklace: The Glade Model, 2015. Wood, ox. silver, gilded copper. Photo by: Mona Wallström. From series: The Glade. Mona Wallström
Necklace: The Glade Model, 2015
Wood, ox. silver, gilded copper
Photo by: Mona Wallström
From series: The Glade
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Mona Wallström. Necklace: The Glade Map, 2015. Ox copper, ox. silver, gilded copper, titanium. Photo by: Mona Wallström. From series: The Glade. Mona Wallström
Necklace: The Glade Map, 2015
Ox copper, ox. silver, gilded copper, titanium
Photo by: Mona Wallström
From series: The Glade
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Mona Wallström. Piece: The Glade Map & The Glade Model, 2015. Ox copper, ox. silver, gilded copper, titanium & Wood, ox. silver,gilded copper. Photo by: Karl Petersson. From series: The Glade. 2 Necklaces. Mona Wallström
Piece: The Glade Map & The Glade Model, 2015
Ox copper, ox. silver, gilded copper, titanium & Wood, ox. silver,gilded copper
Photo by: Karl Petersson
From series: The Glade
2 Necklaces
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Mona Wallström. Necklace: Epidemic II, 2016. Oxidized silver, wood. 34 x 17 x 2 cm. Photo by: Johan Wingborg. From series: Regarding House no 10. Mona Wallström
Necklace: Epidemic II, 2016
Oxidized silver, wood
34 x 17 x 2 cm
Photo by: Johan Wingborg
From series: Regarding House no 10
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Mona Wallström. Necklace: Epidemic I, 2016. Leather, titanium. 34 x 17 x 3 cm. Photo by: Johan Wingborg. From series: Regarding House no 10. Mona Wallström
Necklace: Epidemic I, 2016
Leather, titanium
34 x 17 x 3 cm
Photo by: Johan Wingborg
From series: Regarding House no 10
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Mona Wallström. Necklace: Epidemic III, 2016. Leather, sweet water pearls. 34 x 17 x 1 cm. Photo by: Johan Wingborg. From series: Regarding House no 10. Mona Wallström
Necklace: Epidemic III, 2016
Leather, sweet water pearls
34 x 17 x 1 cm
Photo by: Johan Wingborg
From series: Regarding House no 10
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Mona Wallström. Necklace: Epidemic II,  Epidemic I,  Epidemic III, 2016. Leather, titanium & Oxidized silver, wood & Leather, sweet water pearls. Photo by: Karl Petersson. From series: Regarding House no 10. Mona Wallström
Necklace: Epidemic II, Epidemic I, Epidemic III, 2016
Leather, titanium & Oxidized silver, wood & Leather, sweet water pearls
Photo by: Karl Petersson
From series: Regarding House no 10
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Mona Wallström. Necklace: Equipment Box Cherry, 2016. Wood, ox. silver, glass, textile. Photo by: Johan Wingborg. From series: Equipment Boxes. Mona Wallström
Necklace: Equipment Box Cherry, 2016
Wood, ox. silver, glass, textile
Photo by: Johan Wingborg
From series: Equipment Boxes
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Mona Wallström. Necklace: Equipment Box Cherry, 2016. Wood, ox. silver, glass, textile. Photo by: Johan Wingborg. From series: Equipment Boxes. Detail view. Mona Wallström
Necklace: Equipment Box Cherry, 2016
Wood, ox. silver, glass, textile
Photo by: Johan Wingborg
From series: Equipment Boxes

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Mona Wallström. Necklace: Equipment Box Pine, 2016. Wood, seed, ox.silver, glass, steel. Photo by: Johan Wingborg. From series: Equipment Boxes. Mona Wallström
Necklace: Equipment Box Pine, 2016
Wood, seed, ox.silver, glass, steel
Photo by: Johan Wingborg
From series: Equipment Boxes
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Mona Wallström. Necklace: Equipment Box Pine, 2016. Wood, seed, ox.silver, glass, steel. Photo by: Johan Wingborg. From series: Equipment Boxes. Detail view. Mona Wallström
Necklace: Equipment Box Pine, 2016
Wood, seed, ox.silver, glass, steel
Photo by: Johan Wingborg
From series: Equipment Boxes

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Mona Wallström. Necklace: Equipment Box Larch, 2016. Wood, ox. silver, titanium, reconstructed coral. Photo by: Karl Petersson. Mona Wallström
Necklace: Equipment Box Larch, 2016
Wood, ox. silver, titanium, reconstructed coral
Photo by: Karl Petersson
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Mona Wallström. Necklace: Equipment Box Larch, 2016. Wood, ox. silver, titanium, reconstructed coral. Photo by: Karl Petersson. Detail view. Mona Wallström
Necklace: Equipment Box Larch, 2016
Wood, ox. silver, titanium, reconstructed coral
Photo by: Karl Petersson

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Mona Wallström. Necklace: Equipment Box Larch, 2016. Wood, ox. silver, titanium, reconstructed coral. Photo by: Karl Petersson. Jewellery on Model. Mona Wallström
Necklace: Equipment Box Larch, 2016
Wood, ox. silver, titanium, reconstructed coral
Photo by: Karl Petersson

Jewellery on Model

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Statement

One recurring artistic method used by Wallström has been to allow her observation of the world around her to form the starting point for her studio work. The series Disordered Memories (1999-2001) recalled impressions from her travels in the form of a collection of graphically distinct pieces of jewellery. The project Evidence (2005–2006) used differing objets trouvés, which were treated as bearers of stories and information. But the emphasis lay less on the found objects’ ability to convey facts than on the elusiveness and ambiguity in their manifestations and combinations. The installation Greetings from Plywood Palace (2007-2011), which consisted of a portable spatial structure and a series of jewellery pieces, presented a fictitious place and its inhabitants. In different ways all these series targeted a field of experience in which concepts like geography, displacement and memory are central. But here the map is always in some sense unclear and the conjured-up contexts appear temporary or under negotiation. In a text that accompanied Disordered Memories Wallström says that she seldom takes photographs during her journeys but instead prefers to draw sketches. This comment has significance for her work in general. If a photograph has traditionally represented a moment frozen in time, a drawing is something that is instead built up step by step by the movements of the hand. The image in a drawing, while it is in the process of becoming, can go in a new direction at each moment. Wallström maintains an open work process that allows space for flights of fancy and that prioritises approaches like a digression, a roundabout route or a new way of combining things over following a predetermined route.
 
What the artist is aiming at, the themes she is exploring, are not achieved here via a distinct process of determination but rather via a kind of mapping process that by necessity is incomplete, in the sense of being open and undetermined. But it is the roaming about itself, the unwillingness to stop, which ensures that the artist will in fact reach her goal. I am reminded of the explorer Robert Peary’s description of his voyage to the North Pole in 1909 and how he was convinced he had found that legendary place without actually having been able to determine precisely where it was.

After having determined its position approximately, Peary writes, then setting an arbitrary allowance of about ten miles... and then crossing and recrossing that ten mile area in various directions, no one except the most ignorant will have any doubt but what, at some time, I had passed close to the precise point, and had, perhaps, actually passed over it.


/ Love Jönsson, Curator Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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2016:
Exhibition  24 Sep 2016 - 08 Jan 2017  Regarding House no. 10 by Mona Wallström.
2013:
Exhibition  14 Nov 2013 - 07 Dec 2013  Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery.
2012:
Exhibition  02 Oct 2012 - 09 Dec 2012  ALLA.
2011:
Exhibition  09 Sep 2011 - 09 Oct 2011  THE RING - jewel forever.
Meeting  09 Sep 2011 - 09 Sep 2011  The Ring – jewel forever.
2010:
Exhibition  01 Oct 2010 - 31 Oct 2010  The Plastic Show.
2009:
Exhibition  09 Nov 2009 - 28 Nov 2009  KORU 3 Exhibition.
Exhibition  11 Feb 2009 - 01 Mar 2009  NANO STOCKHOLM.
2007:
Exhibition  22 Sep 2007 - 25 Nov 2007  Hnoss depended.
Exhibition  01 Sep 2007 - 14 Oct 2007  Challenging the châtelaine.
Award  28 Apr 2007 - 03 Jun 2007  Absolute Beauty: Jewellery Competition 2007.

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Book:  Regarding House no. 10. Wallström, Mona.  Konstepidemin Publishing House:  Gothenburg,  2016
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