Inga Olsson Collection
Inga Olsson began collecting plants and flowers at the age of ten. Between 1931 and 1934 she collected vigorously building a herbarium around her home in Karlskrona, Sweden. From this moment on she devoted her life around examine, discovery, gather and categorization different subjects and areas. In 1956, her collections reached a professional level when she became Sweden’s first female archaeologist. When the granddaughter of Inga, Karolina Serning, together with Johan Willner, discovered Inga’s herbarium almost a hundred years later, they were astonished by the delicacy of the plants and flowers. So fragile that the slightest touch made them fall apart, but still so perfect and intact - almost as the plants were still alive. Serning and Willner began to document the herbarium to keep it from vanishing, and in the studio and with camera, and through photography, the process of time stopped for a moment. The plants and flowers fixated by the light-sensitive film turns into something new. Time cease to exist, and now and then blurs together.