Tapestry "Out of Africa - Karen Blixen" by the Danish artist Mette Birckner
Tapestry by the Danish artist Mette Birckner.
Title: "Out of Africa - Karen Blixen".
Handwoven in linen and wool, 1995.
W: 90 cm. H: 190 cm
Nature is often the starting point for the painter and weaver Mette Birckner, but going to explore the pictures, there are many stories stored. They can be magical, immediate or just sentient nature in all its color-saturated look.
Mette Birckner trained tapestry weaver from Hjørdis Bruun Weaving School in 1960 in Copenhagen. After trainee period she work as a weaver in Sweden.
Since her debut at age 18 exhibited widely in Denmark, including at the Autumn Art Exhibition, Charlotte's Spring Exhibition, Artists' Easter Exhibition and Artists Summer Exhibition. Among many other exhibits are the Women's Museum, Concert Hall Aarhus and Textile Forum, Herning.
Several of her works have been sold around the world such as the United States, Canada and Germany.
In 1988 Mette Birckner Danish Arts Foundation Operating Grant and the 1996 State Arts Foundation Travel Grant, which led to a trip to Greenland. The travel inspired to several tapestries, but also watercolors and paintings. In 1998, she also received Aarhus Kommunes Kunstnerstipendium. In 2000 Mette Birckner moved to Fyn - Assens. Today she lives in Copenhagen in the wellknown Kunstnerhjemmet in Gothersgade (The Artists Home).
The source of inspiration is still nature experiences including travels to Iceland and Greenland.