SHOOK WORKS

Samantha Hookway is an American born artist and illustrator who lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden with her husband, Nils and their cat Louis. She is also a Business Designer and a lecturer at the Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg University.

The image above, titled Horizon’s Op. a.k.a. #treeflag is a flag sculpture shaped like a tree (flying on its side) and is bright orange with purple and blue windows in the trunk. Two white rabbits, a loose Alice and Wonderland reference to a “way finder,” peek their heads out the windows. They are watching over the location and seeing all the transitions of this area. The flag itself is meant to be a landmark, a way to gain something new when the current landscape is shifting and turning, for example, just across the river the blue drydock has disappeared.