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About me

I am a multidisciplinary creative working to make Hvide Sande the most vibrant, dynamic trading city on the Danish west coast. The other half of my working hours I spend in my studio making poetry with words, wood, paint and the occasional fire.

In addition to my tangible work, I regularly blog about artmaking, sustainability and money.

Basically, I am quite critical of many of the narratives that carry our culture. I don't think we do anyone a favor by locking ourselves and each other into traditional roles and notions. On the contrary, I firmly believe in our ability to reimagine tomorrow.

It is important that we embrace our creativity as a cardinal virtue instead of seeing it as a character flaw. Something I myself struggled with for far too many years.

Detail from the workshop . . . Photo by Brian Engblad, oddhunt.com.

Today I live a relatively simple, low key life, where I cherish and prioritize my free time.

I'm located in Hvide Sande on the Danish North Sea coast with Mette and our two daughters Alva and Vilja. This is also where I have my workshop and studio on Γ† Tysk'havn (German Harbor), a mere 2 minutes' walk from home.

A rare smile, caught by Astrid Dalum.

Hard facts

  • Born:β€Œβ€Œ November 7th 1974
  • Birthplace:β€Œβ€Œ Skagen, Denmark
  • Occupation:β€Œβ€Œ Trade coordinator, visual artist
  • Read:β€Œβ€Œ Everything from poetry to modern monetary theory
  • Write:β€Œβ€Œ Dailyβ€”preferably by hand
  • Run:β€Œβ€Œ Dailyβ€”always naked
  • Like to:β€Œβ€Œ Deal with too many things at once, without having a complete grasp of any of them
  • Always brew on:β€Œβ€Œ Some artwork or just a new story
Why buy my art?
When you buy my art, you buy into the energy and the thoughts I have invested in the creation process: you buy into the narrative of a low-key, grounded life on your own terms.