My sculpture “Linda” may not radiate sustainability
in the sense of standing up to the elements.
It is more of a sculpture of fragile humanity.
What is lasting and sustainable to me is the humanity
within us. That’s what our society needs to nurture more.
All around us we see giant gaps forming, we see the dismantling of earlier agreements,
we see humans being used up, to such a degree that we must be robots
in a game that the financial powers are playing with us.
The right to be human.
I studied sculpture at the University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm in the early 1970s.
It took years afterwards to find my own form of expression and my material.
In a way, I started over again when I realised that wood
was the material I wanted to work with.
Wood, a warm and expressive material to work with, to carve, to hew.
The limitations and possibilities of the material help to shape the process.
Which makes it a constant challenge.
I paint my sculptures. The expression is important to me. Often the focus
is on humanity.
Wood is a transitory material, if it is not constantly tended to, for outdoor
sculptures. I have also worked with stone and bronze, two lasting and beautiful