I’m a long distance runner. The urge to repeat movements, methodically and resolutely is significant for my personality and work. Running kilometre after kilometre or pushing a needle up and down for hours - multiplicity and recurrence attract me. In a large scale the variations in the details are important. I create structures and rhythms using small elements to build dynamic patterns. My aim is that the result in a small scale should express harmony and balance.
Catching Big Fish There’s something magnetic with the world of the oceans; frightening, exciting and with a beauty that comes with the tension between these feelings. I love fish; their shape, fens and the pattern of the scales. I’m intrigued by how they move, their bodies, faces and their, in our eyes, exceptional behaviour. In a society where the view on what is normal is still quite conservative, the way some fish species change sex, size and identity gives a new perspective.
Some years ago I started making chains of thin silver scales. The scales grew larger and I’ve added elements of recycled plastics. To me the pieces looks like traces from an intense struggle catching a big fish. When adding the plastic I realized that jumping into the ocean you might be more likely to end up with plastics on your body than scales from a fish.
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