This is one of my favorite sculpture of all time. One day a woman stepped inside my studio and pointed at "the wind beneath my wings" sculpture that I once made. She said, "I have had a rough time the past month" later she described a horrifying time filled with loss and sickness. Then she ended up saying, " When I look at your sculpture I feel hope, it draws my mind to our eternal hope in heaven. Nowadays I mostly spend my time in bed and I want something like this to hang over it". Tears went down my cheek. I made, Lift me up. And I prayed to God it would help her.
Collaboration between Johanna Forsberg & Stefan Markström, Olofsfors bruk. We did a series of works with my sculptures and his painting on them. They where exhibited in Stockholm, Vaxholm summer of 2013. The fashion industry is customary to say that horizontal stripes make the body look bigger. Often they add the stripes in the other direction so that the garment will get the woman look slimmer. But we did not think of it that way. We wanted to do a tribute to all the beautiful women out there, big or small. That is why the STIPRES are horizontal.
Up here in northern Sweden we have a lot of beautiful birches, pines and firs. Waving in the wind, following natures every movement. Standing tall, strong. I marvel in their presence. Fine lines grow out of the trunk, in perfection. All different and unique.