Welcome to” I am a part of everything “
And it’s great to be back in Houston.
I’m so honored to be able to show my art together with Gabriela‘s paintings.
I’m excited about how our art compliment each other and the tension that appears between the paintings and the sculptures through size differences, lines and the color choices.
Gaby has managed to create a very dynamic and welcoming art scene at Monterroso Gallery.
I think it’s successful the way she moves from one artist to the other showing diverse and interesting approaches to art.
She is extremely generous and helping artists approach to the next level of achievement.
Gabriela‘s art and my sculptures are focusing on women and their challenges in life.
We are focusing on the female perspective of the feminists pursue of self determination.
Together we serve as an invitation for Women to acknowledge, embrace and reconsider the possibilities of women’s collective strength.
I’ve been working since March in Norway making sculptures with a different kind of approach than I did here in Houston and Glassell School Of Art.
Covid and the war in Europe has had a spesial impact on my form of expression.
It has been hard to find materials for making glacés and additionally we have a challenging time with high cost of electricity in Europe.
All this have made me approach my art in an other way. And all this can lead to good things.
My work is unique three-dimensional figures.
I am working with forms that are shifting from grotesque to beautiful. And my intention is to catch the viewer and find an unique connection between the viewer and the sculpture.
It fascinates me how sculptures can be revolting and at the same time be beautiful and loved.
I am inspired by surrealism. How they managed to make associations.
I’m constantly working on having my sculptures associate different emotions through their expressions, shapes and colors.
I’m also using my sculptures to highlight different life situations.
When I work I shift between a conscious and unconscious effort.
The clay tells me more or less what to do.
When possible, I will fire my sculptures several times in order to achieve the desired texture of the glaze
I will make my own glazes, but also use pre made glazes trying to achieve tension and contrast between glossy and dry, cracking and even surfaces. I also play with contrast colors, to emphasise emotions.
Layering glazeses is a technique I’m really intrigued by. The result is unpredictable and it makes the art piece more fulfilled.
Imperfection is a thing I strive for. It’s adding tension to the sculpture and I find it’s working in favor of the art piece. I find the sculpture more interesting and it triggers my senses in a way that makes me more curious and I want to investigate more.
When I work with my heads,
I always ask my self; would the world be a better place if we could read each other better. What if our skin tones told us how we connected to live. Would it be easier to communicate?
Matisse one said,
colors that is used to express emotions in a face, cannot be true to nature, that way we can see the different emotions the person in the portrait is having. ( fauvism)
I can’t agree more.
I have chosen to present small sculptures for this exhibition. It’s many reasons for that.
Of course it’s easier to transports over the Atlantic and that way I can reach more corners of the world. My intention is to reach more people with my message. The sculptures on pink stands women’s rights and the blue supports the queer community after a shooting in connection to the parade in Oslo this year. I chose to use the rainbow colors and make them a bit off in hue. The blue color stands for harmony.
It’s also intriguing for me to work with smaller sizes. It forces me to think differently when I shape them.
I am though in the process of making big sculptures for outdoors in my studio in Norway. I am doing research now on how they will survive during winter months.