Ode to Frosta

Susan Buret

24 Nov 2016 to 4 Dec 2016

In this body of work, I continue my investigation of how we set up home. Ode to Frosta is a lament. Working with the mass produced rip off of Alvar Aalto’s stool sold at Ikea, I examine how the 21st century first world nomad establishes domestic space. I have painted the stools with patterns to refer to the tribal patterns that nomads carried with them on textiles and utensils before the advent of globalisation where the flat pack has replaced the saddlebag.

Artist's statement
Image: Frosta 4,2016, acrylic on ikea stool; courtesy of the artist