Life Line / 2017
350 kvm, 32 lines, Led 400 m
Led neon, metal, lacquer, cables, wires
Citybanan, Odenplan, Stockholm
Commissioned by Trafikverket, SL
En station i Stockholms innerstad handlar förstås väldigt mycket om rörelse, en bild av en stads puls och dess liv. Människor förflyttar sig med kollektivtrafiken till och från hemmet, jobbet, skolan och andra aktiviteter. En station genomkorsas av mängder med människor i ett kontinuerligt flöde, likt ett kretslopp.
Life Line is a work based on the line, the basic element of drawing and visual language. More specifically, the work takes its starting point in the pulse of the artist's son before his birth in the summer of 2012, when he was working on my sketch proposal. The luminous lines that show the child's pulse become here a metaphor for life. The different lines that relate to each other then form a kind of topographical landscape, an approximately 350 square meter light work. The artwork consists of a neon-like warm white LED, a total of 400 meters spread over 32 lines that also become part of the room's general lighting.
A station in Stockholm's inner city is of course very much about movement, an image of a city's pulse and its life. People use public transport to and from home, work, school and other activities. A station is traversed by crowds of people in a continuous flow, like a circuit.