I have chosen to display my figurines on tools and other functional objects from the past. These ready made, found pieces have their own intrinsic aesthetic qualities. The combination of mechanically manufactured objects and handmade natural forms not only create contrast, but provide the sculptures with an environment to exist in.
Fired clay and mixed media (egg tempera, wax and collage)
I often get the feeling that some point during the making of my sculptures they start co-operating with me and even help designing themselves. The half made figure would hold out its leg for me to finish or turn its head to be scuplted into a face.
The inspiration for these little sculptures are from various sources. First of all from all my visits to museums in many different countries. Especially the figurines made throughout the history of mankind. I am interested in the aged and damaged appearance of these pieces as well as the cultural reflection they present. I endeavoured to bring some flavour of my own culture into my figurines.
I am also inspired by nature in all its forms and how we are all part of creation. Facial and bodily adornment throughout time also interest me and influences my work.