Björn’s mother is an artist; her home is filled with paintings she’s done as well as artwork done by others.
In fact, she painted this portrait of Oskar the cat on the mailbox.
She has these two woodblock prints by Swedish artist Sven Ljundberg that I instantly fell in love with when I saw them. After yesterday’s post, you know why…
They are marvelous.
Björn’s mother doesn’t speak much English, and my Swedish is…progressing…but we bonded over a mutual love of art, cats and magpies.
She even gave me a copy of this postcard, featuring another version of his cat and magpie theme.
Besides Sven Ljungberg’s prints, paintings and sculptures, he also published a limited edition book with his Katt och Skata prints, of which only 990 copies were printed in 1976. His home village, Ljungby, has a museum dedicated to his art, and you can see a virtual tour of some of the pieces online.