Sambucus Nigra viser Sonja Strange en serie malerier med udgangspunkt i træet Sambucus Nigra - bedre kendt som Hyld. Sonja Strange tager udgangspunkt i de 5000 år gamle rituelle handlinger, som er knyttet til træet Hyld. Man har tilbedt træet. Man har brugt selve træet og dets bær til fremstilling af medicin. Hyldens ånd er et symbol på frugtbarhed, sympati, fred og allervigtigst: hyldens ånd er kærlighedens ånd.

Iført en åndedragt fremmaner Sonja Strange træets kærlighedsånd gennem en seance. Hun besjæler lærredet med ånden og skaber derigennem en serie abstrakte malerier. Åndemalerier.                                                                                   

In Sambucus Nigra, Sonja Strange shows a series of paintings based on the tree Sambucus Nigra - better known as elderberry. Sonja Stranges work is based on 1000-year-old ritual acts that are linked to the elderberry tree. People have worshiped the tree. It has been used for manufacturing medicine. The spirit of the tree is a symbol of fertility, sympathy, peace, and most importantly: the spirit of the tree is the spirit of love.

Wearing a spirit-dress, Sonja Strange evoces the love spirit of the tree through a seance. She ensouls the canvas with the spirit and thereby creates a series of abstract paintings. Spiritual Paintings.

 
Art collector, painting, Sonja Strange, Sambucus Nigra, Copenhagen, Art

Installation view

Sambucus Nigra
Grafikernes Hus, Copenhagen
17.11.17 - 17.12.17

Art collector, painting, Sonja Strange, Sambucus Nigra, Copenhagen, Art

Installation view

Sambucus Nigra
Grafikernes Hus, Copenhagen
17.11.17 - 17.12.17

Art collector, painting, Sonja Strange, Sambucus Nigra, Copenhagen, Art

Untitled (Sambucus Nigra I) 160x230cm, elderberry and aquarelle on raw canvas

Art collector, painting, Sonja Strange, Sambucus Nigra, Copenhagen, Art

Untitled (Sambucus Nigra II) 160x230cm, elderberry and aquarelle on raw canvas

Art collector, painting, Sonja Strange, Sambucus Nigra, Copenhagen, Art

Untitled (Sambucus Nigra III) 160x230cm, elderberry and aquarelle on raw canvas

 
Art collector, painting, Sonja Strange, Sambucus Nigra, Copenhagen, Art

 Sambucus Nigra - evocation of the love spirit, 1920x1080 HD video, 07:12 min 

Art collector, painting, Sonja Strange, Sambucus Nigra, Copenhagen, Art

 Sambucus Nigra - evocation of the love spirit, 1920x1080 HD video, 07:12 min 

Art collector, painting, Sonja Strange, Sambucus Nigra, Copenhagen, Art

 Sambucus Nigra - evocation of the love spirit, 1920x1080 HD video, 07:12 min 

Art collector, painting, Sonja Strange, Sambucus Nigra, Copenhagen, Art

Spirit of Love - Spirit flute, 25x1,5cm, elderberry tree, elderberry juice, human hair, aquarelle, copper thread

Spirit of Love - Spirit Dress, silkpaint on Ponge 05 silk, 200x200cm

Love Rave, performance piece at the the opening of Sambucus Nigra at Grafikernes Hus, 17th of december 2017