Jennie Ekström is Stockholm-based artist who creates highly detailed illustrations of dreamy scenarios and characters. Nina Persson is a swedish singer living in NY. Nina fell in love with Jennies art, suggested a collaboration, resulting in two pieces. This is entitled ”Animal Heart”, and was inspired by the moods and words of Persson’s 2014 solo record of the same name.
The characters that inhabit Jennies world are neither animal nor human nor spirit, but something in between. The central birdlike figure is the keeper of the ”animal heart”. Her bearing is regal, and like the queen bee, life forms radiate from her.