Sofie Bird Møller is the second artist contributing to My Museum. With her multiple she makes her brush strokes available for the participants’ own pictures. She has developed a technique with which she is able to quite literally detach her brush strokes from the canvas. The strokes in this way become small painting objects in their own right; they may be moved around and become parts of new contexts in a crossfield between spontaneous expression and controlled process.

For My Museum she has scanned and made available a series of brush strokes that everyone may use and combine at will. It thus becomes possible to ‘paint’ your own digital painting using the artist’s strokes or experiment with personal collages integrating her artistic gesture with private photos and self-made snapshots.

How to start

Sofie Bird Møller’s brush strokes can be found in this folder.

Once you have downloaded the brush stroke you wish to use, it is easy to copy it onto e.g. a photograph (use copy/paste), scale it, or move it around.

If you would like to experiment with further possibilities, you may study these video tutorials:

Join My Museum / this is how you may contribute

Once you have created a picture that you would like to share with Esbjerg Art Museum, you can do so from this web page:

See the exhibition here


About Sofie Bird Møller

In her praxis, Sofie Bird Møller investigates the interesting tension created between the unique, organic brush stroke and the constant flow of pictures from commercial popular culture. Via precise cuts and artistic interferences, she intervenes into pre-photoshopped and manipulated bodies – often by painting over and partly covering them with pastose layers of paint.

Sofie Bird Møller’s first museum solo exhibition was at Esbjerg Art Museum in 2015. The project for the first time unfolded her oeuvre and many-facetted praxis. Since then, the museum has purchased some of her works for the collections: the surrealist film Catch me if you can, which is based on cross-cuts of different versions of The Invisible Man, as well as the comprehensive collage in 35 parts, Power.