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Samling II by Elisabeth Henriksson

Samling II (Collection II) is a photographic work, an x-ray image, representing two flowers similar to lilies. The lily was cultivated at Nordic cloisters as a medicinal plant and it also symbolised the Virgin Mary in early Christian art.

The work is a continuation of the themes Elisabeth Henriksson explored in 2017, as part of her artistic intervention Materia Medica for the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, where she highlighted nature – the origin of many of our contemporary drugs – and its healing properties, by employing the x-ray technique, which was also used in the hospital.

Artist biography Elisabeth Henriksson

Born and raised in Luleå, Elisabeth Henriksson (b. 1975) works mainly with artistic interventions in public environments. She graduated from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm in 2004 with a degree in Ceramics and Glass. She has also studied abroad. Repetitive elements frequently recur in her work. Small and seemingly inconspicuous components that together create something larger than the individual parts.