Text by Anne Maria Udsen

“I mitt konstnärskap utforskar jag det subtila samspelet mellan det yttre och inre landskapet, vilket avspeglar den intrikata väven av vår mänskliga existens. Naturens kretslopp och människans livscykel är som ett prisma för att undersöka förlust, övergång och identitet. Hon vänder på perspektivet och synfältet i ett försök att fånga det hårda och obegripliga. 

Genom olika projekt utforskar hon det känslomässiga landskapet som speglar vår mänskliga existens.
I feel at home again after 25 years in Copenhagen. The landscape here reminds me of the primeval scenery in Mols Bjerge, Djursland where man has lived for millennia. 

The ice age landscape has always fascinated me, and I spot the primordial soup if I take the time to do so. The southern part of Scania is characterized by wavy landscapes and apple trees along the coastline.

My childhood landscape was marked by a similar scenery, including old apple trees. The summary of these experiences became visceral and imaginary, which made branches seem to grow out between my fingers. The actual space between the branches is known in Japanese gardens as ‘Ma’, which is like the silences between the notes in music. When I look up at the sky through the bony arms of branches, the abrupt torsos draw graphic silhouettes against the blue. It’s a sensuous experience that inspires me to capture the moment and my artwork focuses on the cyclical nature of time. I use strong visual metaphors to examine nature’s beauty, man’s negative impact on the environment, and the cycle of human life. 

My work is like a mental journey, exploring the transition between figuration and abstraction and developing a new form of aesthetics. 

I mostly use a muted tertiary color palette, with blue always present as it comes from the universe and adds calm. The work process is slow, with quiet application of tone to tone, and there is a transformation over time controlled by my inner compass. 

I aim to investigate how perception through aesthetics can help form the basis for new ethics and spaces of understanding. My art should not explain, but rather inspire the mind to ponder and explore.”