Ylva Ceder is well known for her detailed paintings of everyday environments and situations. Usually it is places that most of us have visited or passed-by like a hairdresser, a hot dog stand or a dentist practice. The world of Ylva Ceder is calm, almost desolate. At the same time you can always feel the presence of people, not always shown in the works but represented by the objects or light in the painting.
In this work Ylva Ceder has left the daily places and focused on interiors of traditional houses in Dalarna and Hälsingland and medieval churches in Uppland all of which are richly decorated. Instead of the decoration and Biblical imagery which would adorn the furnishings, Ceder's wall-paintings, rugs and cabinets have corresponding ornamentation from the Middle East and Islamic iconography. A sort of confluence of imagery.