October 19, 2010

Ruth Lander Ericsson, Decorated wall


picture (march 2009) by Lars Tunbjörk on newspaper 
Dalarnas Tidningar 

Above picture from a Swedish newspaper shows a garden which has a stone wall in the background.

This wall was constructed single-handedly by Ruth Lander Ericsson (? - 2006), from Hornddal, Aventa, Sweden, who worked in agriculture and was a nurse.

The wall has a length of some twenty meters, is just over half a meter high and is one meter wide. And it also has been fully decorated with sculptures, flowers, impersonations of animals and small pyramids.  Glass elements, incorporated into the wall, reflect in the sunlight. 

It took Ruth Lander some seven years to complete this project.

She died some years ago. The house is family property and as far as I know the decorated wall is still extant.

Documentation

* The Nordic exposition Annan Konst (2009/2010) has paid attention to Ruth Lander's creation.. 
* Olle Nessle, Okända mästare. Skulptur på egna vägar (Unknown masters. Sculpture in its own way)  Stockholm, (Hemslöjdens förlag), 2008 -160 p. This book is about some thirty Swedish unknown outsider sculptors, among whom Ruth Lander Ericsson and Linder Eriksson.

Ruth Lander Ericsson
Horndal, Aventa, Sweden
no public visits

first published oct 2010, revised jan 2016

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