Love Jönsson about Mia E Göransson° 1961 in Sweden
The simplicity of the circle of motifs that Mia E Göransson works with is striking: twigs, leaves, buds and other cast fragments of nature are combined with basic geometric forms, such as the cube and the cylinder. But even if her means of expression are controlled, and occasionally even cautious, they carry strong visual and emotional content. An expansive force is contained in the modest pieces.
The dualism between the softly organic and the rectilinear is challenged and loosened up. Together, the vessels, sculptures and reliefs form a world that is concentrated and unyielding, yet at the same time open, and that entices the viewer onto a journey of discovery, an excursion taking place as much in the mind as through the sensual sensations of the eyes and hands. Sometimes the well-balanced pitch is broken by a desire to stretch the boundaries, to push the formalistic contrasts and to force the material to its absolute limits. In a group of bowls, the extremely thin walls are created using liquid clay that is quickly poured and washed out in a mould.
The edges appear brittle, and the ethereal expression is enhanced by the transparency of the bone porcelain. From the delicate vessel bodies, leaves and branches with distinct shapes are protruding. Here, the cast nature appears more permanent than the manmade vessels they are set to decorate. And so, the bowls form a melancholy reflection of life, creativity and perish - ability.