Now a few months later, we met again. This time on a rainy day in his appartment in Paris. Olof started a Swedish home study course in philosophy, so he could spend some time abroad and work and study at the same time. I asked him to fill My Infinite Home Tool with his important items and together we walked to one of his favourite places in Paris ‘Parc des Buttes Chaumont’. He told me he often comes to this park to study, because the atmosphere of the park reminds him of the great philosophers from his books. Besides the books ,the suitcase is filled with drawings for his upcoming exhibition in Gotherburg called ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’. For this show he is working on a collection of very detailed pencil drawings of galaxys and stars. ‘I’m interested in making exact copies of things that exist, to notice the small details and complexity of the things around us.’ His drawings show an immense patience and a great eye for detail, that immediately sucks you into the images.
While enjoying the views, we shared our first experiences of being independent. We concluded that the freedom we’ve looked forward to during our studies, comes with a lot of possibilities that are inspiring but at the same time can be quite overwhelming. I guess we’ll just take it one step at the time, starting here in Paris.
Find out more about Olof on www.olofbandh.se