Black-brown, velvety matt bust, 2020
Low burning, white clay and oxide washing
Size approx. H40 x W18 x D16 cm
AMICA FORTIS - strong and friendly
Varmhvit byste med svartbrune, matte felt
Keramikk med oksydvask
Størrelse ca H36 x B16 x D19
Fargeangivelsen på bildene kan avvike litt fra originalen.
Strong Women is the name of my s sculpture series with busts and relief of a queen. I let this woman's face get furrows, depressions and nicks, which appear as wrinkles and scars. This is a tribute to how life attaches itself to our faces and makes us clearer, stronger and much, much more beautiful.
These sculptures have a strong personality. It often feels as if there is already a sculpture inside the camp when a new woman and queen appear. With such a distinctive face, it looks as if she has already lived a long life. It fascinates me to see how each and every face becomes unique, just like yours and mine.
The original inspiration for Strong Women comes from a fragment of a sculpture by the Egyptian Queen Marytaton. It is in the Glyptoteket in Copenhagen. My teacher at Telemark University College, Trond Fredriksen, made a sculpture based on this fragment and I make my own, special version of this beautiful, old queen.