CHARLOTTA WESTERGREN



Born 1969 in Sweden
Westergren, who studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (M.F.A., 1996) and Barnard College, Columbia University (B.S., 1991), was a resident at the Bemis Center from March to May 2001. While in Omaha she worked with Gary Day on a digital print. The wild flowers and ice evoke Åhus, a Swedish town on the coast of the Baltic Sea where her family once owned a vacation home. As with the painting series "Åhus Sommaren 1974", her print confronts feelings of guilt and disappointment stemming from a rivalry with an older sister whose own artistic career was never realized.




Untitled
2001; digital; image: 34 x 51 3/4 (86.34 x 129.54), sheet: 36 x 55(91.44 x 139.7); edition of 3