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CATEGORY

Paint

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YEAR

2011

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TECHNIQUE

Painting

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PRICE

Not for sale

ABOUT THE WORK

My works thematize the forests and the significance of the trees for human existence. My father had forestry as a profession, which characterized my childhood and upbringing. Although the forest has been an important factor in my life the trees didn`t enter my works until recent years. The more I discover and understand about trees the more amazing are they and I try to convey more than a pure art experience. I aim to visualize concerns about unscrupulous use of the planets´ resources, climate change and global warming, and further reflect on the big issues related to nature. The forest and nature can do without us, but we cannot do without them. I want to create visual experiences to get the viewer to think about their own place in the world and their relation to nature. Our further existence is about an interacting with the nature and how willingly we are to handle the challenges we are facing.I work with painting, print and photographic techniques. Several of the works are partly painted with water-soluble charcoal, a material that originates directly from the subject in the pictures, carbonized wood.