Oasis, an unreal world.

It’s been a while since I’ve wrote something here. I guess I’m not the best blogger.. I’ve been up to a lot lately though.

I got the chance to contribute to a ‘Lens project’. I don’t really know what to call it but a company, Lensbase that sells contact lenses asked me if I wanted to make some sort of artwork using some of their old, expired lenses. It sounded like fun so I said yes. They sent me some old boxes from their store-room and my creativity was flowing. What was I going to do? I looked to myself and asked how using lenses had had an impact on my life. And this is what came out of it:

clouiseem Louise Mellergård
The painting is called Oas and it’s the Swedish word for oasis. It describes the way I felt the first time I put on a pair of glasses. I was 14 years old and it felt like I’d been lost in a desert all my life and this new world I could see was so unreal. It was filled with details I didn’t know existed; I could see individual treetops across the lake, all the colors looked so much brighter, all the edges was so much sharper and, I guess, the best thing was I could finally see what the teachers wrote on the white board.

My wish is that everyone would have the chance to experience the true colors of their surroundings, to be able to count the stars on a midnight sky and to see the world for what it really is.

Louise

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