Artist, project managers, stress consultant and garden creator - After many years, Emma Karp Lundström moved back to Gislöv. Based on the family farm she now wants to strengthen the image of Österlen as one of Sweden's most beautiful ‘gardens’. For several years she makes the annual Apple Painting in Kivik, and last year she initiated the project, Österlen lights, which got the district to bubble with energy and the sparkle in late autumn.
WORLD'S LARGEST APPLE PICTURE/PAINTING 104 sq.meters
With 70 000 nails, 30 000 apples, 10-12 apple varieties Emma and her team of 8 workers/assemblers creats a stunning over 100 sq.m. big apple painting which has a lifetime of 4 weeks.
For five days each autumn Emma Karp Lundström along with a team of apple workers creates the annual apple painting in Kivik. Early Monday morning, the workers, warmly dressed, with thermoses and really heavy working gloves arrives. In sun, hard wind, rainfall, or cold weather, the workers chooses, loads, composes with apples and assembles or 'paint' the world's largest apple painting. On the Friday afternoon is ready. One painting -30 000 apples! Ready for the grand opening of the annual famous Kiviks Market that commence on the Saturday morning.
It was in the spring as Emma saw the amazing painting, many hundreds of years old, plentiful and so full of life. She was inspired, thinking and thinking again how to make it possible as an apple construction. Here you can see the result, in the port of Kivik.
An Apple installation at the Hallwyl House
The painting remained until the end of October. Here it is ready, the apple painting on Hallwylska palace, so hurry there that you could not see it in Kivik.
All picture are Emmas.
Thank you for letting me borrow them and show the world what a brilliant woman you are.
More Apples at Blomingwriter with the wonderful post by Jodi DeLong