“Over the sea, close to a town called Aabenraa, exactly 184 steps from the beach, there is a small forest, small, about the size of a football field. It is named Inger’s Forest.” Eskild Beck, 2016.
Inger’s Forest is a beautiful and simple chapbook featuring the words, photographs and drawings of Danish artist Eskild Beck and the illustrations of I.P. Junggreen Have. Deceptively evocative, it documents the world of a small copse near the town of Aabenraa, Denmark. It is a poetic affirmation of life itself with the mystery of our waking journey lurking amongst its leafy layers.
Eskild Beck is an internationally respected artist, his imagined world drawings have been exhibited around the world. His work has an ethereal quality that often transcends the physicality of this world. Although Inger’s Forest is a real place it is also a place that lies in all of our hearts.
Eskild made this chapbook in memory of his late wife Inger, and the forest that was part of her childhood.
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Published March 2016
16 printed pages
Price – £2