M a r e   H i l s t r a    Fyra vindar, poetry paintings   Summer 2019 

In September 2018, Mare and Friso moved into ‘Loshult’s fyra’; the fourth house of the village of Loshult. Built around 1840, the house has been used as farm, location for school camps, a bike/car repair center and home of Magnus. But for twenty years now, the house has not been fully lived in. Many rooms remained silent. Many hours and days remained silent. Listening to these empty spaces, while cleaning and removing layer after layer of paper from the walls, Mare’s mind started to travel into different times and directions. During this process the name ‘Fyra Vindar’ came up. The house itself seems to support its new name: a compass shows it is perfectly aligned with the four winds. Before Mare and Friso start renovating the house, its silent rooms provide the perfect canvas for an exhibition. With five artworks ineach direction of the wind, the collection includes twenty artworks in four colour schemes. Papers found in the house while stripping it, are used in the works, completed with papers created by Mare or brought to the house from elsewhere. All poetry paintings are framed in ‘Falu röd’, the typical Swedish colour that ‘Fyra Vindar’ used to have, and will have again in the future.