I made this sculpture to a friend who was pregnant. She wanted a reminder of her pregnancy. So I made this woman who is bearing a child. I think there is something very calm and secure about her, which suits my friend perfectly!
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.