I am born in 1954 and have been making tapestries since 1977. The tapestries are woven on a large handmade loom. Before I can start weaving a new tapestry, I am making a lot of different sketches. When I am satisfied with the final sketch, I enlarge it, so that it fits behind the loom. Now the real work begins. Where the painter would be done now, I start my work.
It normally takes about ½ a year to finish a tapestry – of course depending on the size.
I have always been fascinated by the miracle that one fine thread can be turned into a solid picture. I have therefore found a special way to weave by, so that I can make the best out of the colours.
My technique is time demanding, but gives me the possibility to obtain nuances sliding into another. The sensuality of the surface is very important to me. The surface of the tapestry must appeal strongly to the senses.
“Special Mention for fine art”, Art Museum of Chianciano Terme, Italy, 2012
“Best work of the exhibition” ( out of 800 works), ”Danish Art 90”, Flygelet, Kokkedal, Denmark.
“Artist of the year”, Gammelgaard, Herlev, Denmark 1988
Florence biennale 2007, Italy
Art Museum of Chianciano Terme, Italy, International Art Award 2012
"The Art of the Mind"
“Art of the Mind” show in Gagliardi Gallery London 2013
Selected Artists Berlin group show >>> Mission to Mars, Galerie MARZIA FROZEN in Berlin 2013
From 1985 to 1996 I have had a number of exhibitions in different companies, art- and culture centers and museums in Denmark and Sweden.
In 1996 I had just had the pleasure of exhibiting at “KASTRUPGAARD”, Denmark – a co-exhibition with Bjørn Nørgård’s sketches to the royal gobelins of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark. But after that I decided not to make exhibitions for a longer period.
This decision was in order to be able to intensify my way of expressing myself and to develop my line of motives – and in this process to be totally unaffected of what the potential viewer might think of this. I needed to work completely in peace with myself. Changing my focus from the landscapes in nature to the inner landscapes of my mind.
I made an exception from this decision by joining the Biennale in Florence in 2007
Therefore it took 16 years before I wanted to take part of an exhibition again. Now with a very different line of motives. It has been a long process, but this was worthwhile.