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.
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