Medium: stone and cement
Background: self taught, trial and error
How long have you been a sculptor? ca 10 years
Why did you start sculpting? Originally I started sculpting because I had some shapes in my head for a long time and then I finally got to make them real. My first sculpture was my polar bear, which I still make and sell in different sizes and stones.
The more I tried and practiced, I found sculpting as a way to express thoughts and feelings in an intensity I haven’t known before. By now, new sculptures/shapes basically do themselves, I just start somewhere and the material and hands take over… the process can get quite emotional.
What is your favourite sculpture? The “Silence of Bagram”. It may not be the prettiest one, but it came about after a report on the radio about this jail and torture in Afghanistan. I could feel all my anger and frustration about our two-faced and hypocritical western leaders flowing into this sculpture. I am still working on a bigger version in cement in my garden….
What will you be working on in the coming year? Who knows? Those ideas often come rather sudden and unexpected. But certainly I will keep producing my hearts of stone, polar bears and other things that people seem to enjoy