I try to understand the world in my loom and the tapestries become my answer to change. I weave because I want to tell something. I listen, see and meet people. I think, ponder and images arise.
My passion is to sew portraits. I am fascinated by the fact that eyes, nose and mouth can be put together in so many different ways.
Jeg har i mange år jobbet hovedsakelig med vev og konstruksjon som verktøy, innen emner som eksistensialisme og persepsjon. Jeg har min utdanning fra Kunst og Designhøgskolen i Bergen.
The inspiration is from the sea, nature and cities and I work in series that are slowly changing. I work with tapestries and objects. The choice of material is an important part of my work.
I am working and educated in batik and related techniques like dying, printing and collaging. You can call it surface-design. My main interest has been making wall-hangings.
From a point of departure in textile and traditional crafts Iben Høj has reinterpreted and developed a conventional trade and made it cool, potent and modern.
I am translating the life into the language of textiles. Using different wool yarns, natural dyes, forms and structures I am expressing the feeling, emotion, idea or opinion.
My textile works is a release process from the fabric.
A sculptural embroidery with roots from 14 th century, silk and metal embroidery.
Based on a concrete and geometric idiom I work with tapestries. In my compositions, I use lines and shapes to achieve a tension and a spatial effect, with inspiration drawn from architecture.
A theme that pervades all of my works is space – space created by elements in the nature, space created in dreams, space created by the life around me.
As a young girl, learning how to read, I came across a picture of a girl weaving on a loom. Ever since I have been in love with the craft.
I have always been fascinated with fiber, texture and sculptural forms. Wool & felting are a continuing element in my work. With my pieces I want to add a unique textural element to a room
I work with geometric shapes - rhombuses, squares, triangles and rectangles. Small pieces of fabric, needled with pins or sewn on machine.
My technique is weaving. My tapestries are line-drawings like graphic. I like to draw, black lines on white, white lines on black and tones between those. My textiles are my way of thinking.
I am transforming old Danish needlework tradition to modern art. I am dying silk yarn, designing and hand weaving art works. Every textile is built up to an art work with its own story.