What inspire you to do art? How would you describe your art style?
Art history inspire to quite a lot to my art today. I love Ancient Greek sculpture but I also see the beauty in cubism so what I simply do is that I combine these two elements in my style.
Since I am a believer, thinker and dreamer, my art is quite inspired of these subjects and I categorize my sculptures by these caracteristics: ”dreamers”, ”daydreamers”, ”thinkers”. ”listeners”, ”lovers” etc. My sculptures have Italian, Greek or Hebrew names simply because I love the idea of names that symbolically mean something. Therefore, if someone has a named sculpture at home they can quite easily look up on internet what is means and maybe the sculpture then gets another level of meaning itself.
Describe your working process.
The process of working with sculpture is long since everything is hand made and depending on material and techniques of course, particularly clay pieces take quite an extensive amount of time. All of my art is hand made even the metal sculptures which is a collaboration with the welder Daniel Karlsson (Ironwood Design) who does my design in his workshop down in South of Sweden.
Along the way I get quite a lot of unexpected surprises so it is also a learning process. When I am creating I really concentrate and I can go on forever. Also because I am a very social person in my ordinary life, making art becomes me going in a different state of mind, simply being still and alone a while.
How would a typical day for you look like?
There is no typical day for me since I am very diverse in my career. As to my profession in teaching Art I meet a lot of creative students and they are all eager to know what steps to take so I am pretty much a problem solver all the time. When it comes to sculpture, days vary. I have balanced this in my calendar so I do sculpture various days during the weeks and I am trying not to overdo just in order to keep the inspiration alive as much as I can.