I work in a number of different materials depending on what I want to communicate. I love sculpture and sculpturing, I love creating three-dimensional objects and I love the craft behind each individual discipline of sculpturing. The material is just a means of creating an idea in reality.
I am mostly autodidact which is a nice way of saying that I lack formal academic education, although I did go one year at the Art academy in Helsinki when I was 40 yrs old. I gladly carry the title of autodidact, but I feel it is a little misleading because I have throughout my mature life attended different courses in art and my greatest source of education took place from about the age of 37 until 48 yrs old by doing international sculpture symposia around the world. There I worked on my own works alongside international sculptors from many different countries and have monumental sculptures in over 30 different countries.
I guess it is all down to how you interpret the term autodidact, without formal education or self taught.
35 different international sculpture symposia in Asia, Europe, America, Brazil, Middle East, North Africa.
I have given courses in stone sculpturing for professional artists and lead international sculpture workshops in Iran and Sweden.
Solo and group exhibitions mainly in Sweden, but also England, USA, Australia, Finland, South Korea, China and Japan.