I am a complex enough being that I can hold in my heart the understanding that we are really, really fucked, and at the same time that life is really, really good.
I am full of rage, sorrow, joy, love, hate, despair, happiness, dissatisfaction, and a thousand other feelings. We are really fucked.
Life is still really good.

Derrick Jensen

Art

Grayson Perry once said "I feel it is more important to have a long and sympathetic hands-on relationship with materials. A relaxed, humble, ever curious love of stuff is central to my idea of being an artist."
May I be so bold as to agree with you Mr Perry?

Comics

I am inspired by just about anything I have ever read. "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi woke me up (again) to the potential of comics and the graphic novel.
I like telling stories and making pictures. So comics are a real no-brainer.

Land Art

What happens when you make art outdoors? What happens when your "material" is what you find in nature? Land art can be simple and ephemeral. Or it might take a large group weeks to create a piece. Just step outside and see.

Writing

My blog is a way of thinking and interacting. I am also a translator, working from French, German and Swedish to English. This helps when reading comic authors like Marjane Satrapi, Sara Granér and Ralf König in the original language.

Workshops

I hold workshops with adults, young people and children, indoors and outdoors. I work especially with land art, process-led art and drawing as communication.

From my blog

Paradigm shift is a big, fat pain in the arse

Eileen Laurie

Land Art in the Beech Forest

September 22nd, 2019 Posted In: Art Tags: , , , , , , , ,

This autumn I am organising a Land Art project with Sorgenfriskolan in Malmö. Working with ages 6-10, I’ll be helping the pupils (and teachers) to create in nature. Our first “canvas” will be the beech forest at Torup, about 12km from the city of Malmö. It is not just an opportunity to make art in […]

Fanzineverkstaden – workshops

November 14th, 2018 Posted In: Comics Tags: , , , , , , ,

  I have recently started collaborating with the wonderful Fanzineverkstaden, run by the hardest-working comic artists I know – Kinga Dukja and  Mattias Elftorp. It is a new space in Malmö where “ordinary, creative people” can try out and develop a range of activities connected to the field of comics. Fanzineverkstaden is especially relevant for young comic […]

Latest projects

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Electric and luminous creatures
December 8th, 2019 Posted In: Art Tags: 2019, Animals, felt-tip pens, Illustration, Nature, overhead film, Sea

2019 Felt-pens on overhead film Inspired by a photography from a Swedish encyclopaedia  

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Electric horse 2
December 7th, 2019 Posted In: Art Tags: 2019, Animals, Collage, felt-tip pens, horse, Illustration, Linocut, overhead film, Sea, Sea horse

2019 Collage Felt-pens on overhead film. Proof from linocut of suicide seahorse. Scanned together and digitally reworked.

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