Wednesday Vignette – what’s that on your wall?

On my other blog – Flutter & Hum, I have hosted this meme for a few months now – the Wednesday Vignette. But, for some reason, I didn’t think to participate by posting an offering from this blog. Oh well, better late than never… right?

Laxskinn salmon skin on walls

This photo was taken at the Tanum Museum on the Swedish west coast. The museum was built to tell the story of a bronze age people that lived there, and left rock carvings that remain to this day. One of the first things you notice is this watery, light green color on the walls. There are also these vertically oriented panels, which upon closer inspection turn out to be tanned salmon skins. Turns out, the fish skin underbellies had just the color that is featured on the wall, thus setting the color for the entire exhibit hall. Fishing and seafaring was what sustained this people, and was vital to their culture. This made a lasting impression on me. I thought the choice of color for the place commemorating and celebrating their story was very appropriate, ingenious, and highly effective!


About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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4 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – what’s that on your wall?

  1. Elvis says:

    Fascinating image: the texture of the tanned fish skins in your picture makes them look almost furry and quite warm – a good contrast to the cool, watery green of the walls. So both your posts deal with contrast and color, which I guess is no surprise coming from you!

  2. Alison says:

    That fish skin “wallpaper” is pretty cool. Great image.

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