karoline ebbesen 1

our grandfather was for some years employed as a young doctor in a mental institution called sct.hans.one of his patients was a young woman called karoline ebbesen.she was born in 1852 in a time when freedom of expression was impossible especially for woman.her illnes has been horrible for her,the diacnoce was paranoid scizophrenia.often she was prohibited to do her work and she always had difficulty in getting hold of materials.such a life,with terrible delusions and yet it seems as if she periodically found peace doing her work.the following photos are examples of her amazing creations,wich has always inspired me.source : karolines bog, by niels reisby og pia skogemann, rosinante 1985.

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