Inventing a new tomorrow

The world is changing. Regardless, we need to come up with new and more sustainable ways to live our lives and prioritize our resources.

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The creative downtime-triptych

Having spent way too many years neglecting my own creative muscles always lapsing into other, stronger stimulants, at the end of 2020 I finally decided to change my mindset. I committed myself to follow my creative calling.

The creative downtime-triptych

In the autumn of 2020 I cut a painting I'd been working on/off since 2003 in 3—creating this triptych Free spirit, Free play and Free time—while slowly beginning to embrace myself as an aspiring artist. The work therefore truly is a testament to my own transformation.

Fri ånd (Free spirit) Fri leg (Free play) and Fri tid (Free time) 2020, 78.5 cm x 78.5 cm, mixed media on mdf.

Come to think of it, I have always seen art as a tribute to possibility; the very imagination we by a God's miracle is given. We humans are not static quantities, and by changing the stories we tell ourselves, we are able to change ourselves. Indeed to change our reality.

Maybe this is where art really has its value?

It is crucial that we dare to play, and never let other people's norms or narrow-mindedness, or consideration of abstracts like "economy" and "money" stand in the way of what our gut tells us is right.

I use this triptych as a daily reminder to myself of exactly that.

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