ACKEE– A series by Åsa Jungnelius
“For a long time I have worked artistically to get in touch with and get an understanding of the concept of nature and its image. Therefore, I wanted to make a series of utensils in which the fruit Ackee served as a model and gave the series its name. Ackee is an apple-like fruit but is highly toxic if not ripe. I wanted to use the juiciness in a series of utensils. ”
Åsa Jungnelius is an artist (MFA) and instructor at the University of Arts, Crafts and Design, based both in Stockholm and in Månsamåla in the province of Småland. She’s been linked to Kosta Boda since 2007. Jungnelius is the artistic director of the artist-driven project Residence-In-Nature and has many works featured in private and public collections throughout Sweden. She has received many awards and stipends at a number of art institutions. In collaboration with the LAST Studio, she designed parts of the tailor-made interior of the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.