About Hoppa hage
Hoppa hage is a part of Anna Björnström Form AB and all the images are made by me, Anna Björnström. I am a freelance graphic designer and illustrator from Gustavsberg, situated in the archipelago of Stockholm. I have my studio in the old porcelain factory in the harbor of Gustavsberg. I make books on behalf of publishers as Sanoma, Ekerlids and Verbum and also photo and illustrations for books and publications. Hoppa hage is the part of my freelance life in which I paint my own images and do carvings in wood. I am a part of the studio association ”Ateljéföreningen G-studion” including around 100 visual and crafts artists the association.
About the icons
Icons are, within the Christian tradition, a representations of sacred events or of a sacred individual used as an object of veneration or as a reminder of the importance of the soul, that we are spiritual beings. We are all, I believe, capable of sharing love and light, we are all potential angels for each other.
Among the sources, images and texts, of the traditional icon motives there are layers by layers to discover and connect to our modern lives here and now. I enjoy studying the vast imagery world of Christian art, bort East and West traditions, and render them into my own version of icons depicting everyday people, animals and flowers but also Christ, Mary, the disciples and angels.