Lost and found

Some of us love to collect stones, shells or dry plants while walking on the seaside. This year I travelled to Nantucket, USA to visit my sister. We used to go by the sea and talk and let ourselves explore everything possible on our way. I found so many tiny objects that had some meaning to me and aesthetics of eternal life circle. The whole island seemed to me particularly light and colorful.

These works were created in the island inspired by various objects from the sea.

F I – IX, acrylic on canvas panel, 18×24, 24×30 cm, 2019

Textures and shapes

A lot of time spent in front of screens creates a disconnect between the user and the physical world. Constantly on my mind is the fact that all small children learn by tasting and touching. As I grew older I began to trust mostly my eyes, although I am sometimes tempted to touch in order to feel a new form, material, or texture. I am convinced that some artworks should not only be seen. 

I believe there must be beautiful moments created for every one of us through having new experiences, just by being little more curious. 

How many of us would love to discover new textures and shapes? This discovery would be like seeing a wild animal in front of us – our instinct to touch and taste would arise like a desire to hunt, that long rested deep inside us and now takes its cue to break free. 

 

Imprints, 18×24 cm, mixed media on canvas panel, 2019

To discover the Past

Do you like history? Or old maps? Did you notice how interesting is to observe old maps and see how beautifully they were filled by hand. By showing not only how the place looks like and even more. Nature was closely attached to common believes, histories and myths.

One of my paintings was inspired by two hundred years old map. You could see there a sea full of many different fishes, appearing in every area. Water is full of life!

Here I chose to paint a sand. It symbolizes the time like in the sand watch. Would you enjoy to discover these animals of the past? I definitely would.

Mixed media on canvas, 30x40cm (2018)

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Wolves

This is one of bigger art projects that I did lately. I finished it just before Christmas time last year. I was always interested in wild life and todays questions about saving it. My artistic goal was to represent relation between wild animals and humans.

I focused on hunting history.  Wolves were the most spread wild animals in all times. Now they count there are for example around 350 wolves in Sweden. Few decades ago these animals were at the risk to disappear. Legal or illegal hunting is affecting negatively many species in the world.

I created 350 units of arrowheads similar to those of stone age. All were made of gypsum. If you take a closer look you can see that each of them is lightly different in shape, texture and mix of colors on it. Together they build the body of this wall sculpture. I named it “Shelter”.

Wall sculpture
Gypsum, acrylic paint, wire net, 77x55x20 cm
Arrowheads made of gypsum
Arrowheads made of gypsum and colored with acrylics
Arrowheads made of gypsum
Every piece is different

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