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Trosta mig, humlemor/ Mother of the bumblebee, comfort me
Agneta Elkman

Trosta mig, humlemor/ Mother of the bumblebee, comfort me
Agneta Elkman
Blackbook Publications
Swedish/ English


Poetry by Jonas Gren and Agneta Ekman

Hardback, Limited Edition of 20 copies
144 Pages
250 x 260 mm
ISBN 9789198255591


Comfort me bumblebee is the book about everything imperfect and incomplete in life. A poetic story in the picture and text about the mountain closing in. About the most serious violence against the woman. about the path that leads by. In all of this, I have to proclaim Comfort my humble mother, for I need comfort and beauty to live. The mowing flower glows against me with its porcelain clean star. She fertilises herself and whispers to me to look for the spirit in the grass where she opens the world Humlemor comfort me.



About the Artist
Agneta Ekman lives with her husband – David Wingate – in Skärkälls Eco and Atelier Village on the west coast of Sweden. She started studying fine arts in Stockholm but left to join Christer Strömholm when he started his school of photography. She has worked as a teacher in photography in Christer Strömholms Fotoskolan Stockholm, Dramatiska Institutet Stockholm and the media department of Volda College in Norway. For some years she worked as a TV producer for TV, NRK Norway. And as a radio journalist in the late 70s in Sweden. In the 80s she formed a film and video company with her husband making films for TV and cinema. She is a member of the Artists Collective Workshop, Gerlesborg, in Bohuslän, where she has her darkroom.

About the Publisher
BlackBook Publications is an artist book collective, established in Gothenburg in 2009. Since the start, we have published books and other printed material by interesting artists from the Scandinavia scene of contemporary photography.

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