Håkki is essentially a brand and was created as an umbrella term to identify the products and activities relating to the artist’s work in the town of Ljungaverk in the heart of Sweden. Ljungaverk has been at the sharp end of the effects of globalisation – the major employer in the town closed fifteen years ago leading to the decimation of the community, as large numbers moved to more promising areas for work.
My parent’s lovely cat, Jason, was put to sleep on Wednesday after suffering from a mystery virus that he contracted just before Christmas. He hadn’t been eating properly since then and when I saw him last weekend he was just skin and bones. Very sad.