Laser cut light-and-shadow piece, based on C.W. Eckersberg’s painting ‘Bella and Hanna. The Eldest Daughters of M.L. Nathanson’ (1820)

Exhibited in May at the National Gallery of Denmark next to the original painting, as a part of the open culture exhibition “Mix it Up”. Read more about the exhibition on the SMK site and Europeana Creative blog.

In the original painting, the birdcage has been interpreted as a symbol of the lives of young women at the time, who were also trapped, somehow, inside their family and by society’s expectations to them. Today we have a lot of freedom, yet still many feel trapped within thoughts, beliefs, expectations, habits etc. The question is how to let go of all that?

A blog post about the piece here.