Sculpture of two dolls covered in tape and plaster and placed on a piece of slate on an iron structure by Marianne Casmose
I loved you first : found objects, tape, plaster, slate, iron. 33x37x24 cm high, 2018

These are thematically related pieces using a variety of materials and  exploring romantic love. The total work is based on seven love poems and include two videos, two paintings, and three objects. One of the videos contains nudity, and is therefore unlisted on Youtube. If you want to watch it, please click the link at the bottom of this page. The poems that inform the work are written by seven authors:

christina rosetti : I loved you first

e.e.cummings : I carry you in my heart

elisabeth barrett browning : how do I love thee

ella wheeler wilcox : love’s coming

lord byron : she walks in beauty

william carlos williams : the ivy crown

william shakespeare : sonnet 116

 

I carry you in my heart : casts of pigs’ hearts, canvas, wheels, tape. 20x20 cm, 2018
The ivy crown, acrylics, pencil, tape on canvas, 60x80 cm, 2018

Love’s not time’s fool, video 1:17, 2021. Title from Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare. Photos from the Apis temple in Frederiksberg Have in Copenhagen before renovation and video of the temple after renovation was completedrenovering. 

How do I love thee, video 2:36, 2018. Title from a poem by Elisabeth Barrett Browning.

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