Vessels, Astrid Sylwan (2013)

Title: Vessels
Artist: Astrid Sylwan
Installation: 2013
Location: Stockholms Sjukhem
Client: Stockholms Sjukhem
Idea and performance: Large shapes in blue, purple, pink, yellow, orange on a glass facade at Stockholms Sjukhem, forming a 35-meter long original painting. Among the drip-like surfaces of varying size a graphic form that can be associated with both containers and pillars is repeated. Astrid Sylwan herself talks about this piece as an archetypal motif with classical references, where the vessels symbolize the nurturing and protective and the pillar the supportive.