THE GOLDEN RUSH

By the late 1800s, early 1900s, it was not entirely unusual for Swedes to travel to Klondike, Canada to dig gold. Many saved and planned far in advance and many returned empty handed.

In collaboration with the Landsarkivet in Gothenburg, we had the task of creating an object suitable for a podium that told a story during the golden rush. As an inspiration, we received a letter written by a successor in 1897.

My group created a box, in a box, in a box completely in glass where you can glimpse a gold plump in the middle of it. The glass boxes should symbolize the obstacles that need to be passed to reach their goal.


Collaboration with Elin Hesselstrand and August Olsson.
Made in the laserskur plexiglas with engraved text.

Foto: Elin Hesselstrand