After having had about 2300 visitors in our home for ten days, lots of talks with enthusiastic, friendly people, it was nice to be quiet for a while. Not much beats burning huge pile of branches and debris from a felled tree, standing by the fire in the evening light, listening to the wind in the tree tops and having busy birds flying overhead, preparing their nests. Hours go by, looking at the flames, raking and controlling the pile of glowing embers. A cold beer and a warm jacket… peaceful.
Over Easter weekend around 2100 people walked through the house, all the way into the bedroom. Feedback is amazing, sales ok, maybe a bit slow. The studio tour is still on. The painting on display in Landskrona sold (The Woman from Los Alamos) and I have had the opportunity to educate a lot of Swedes about Los Alamos, New Mexico – where the atom bomb was invented. A pdf of the price overview is available in the post below.
I am back at Villa Holsby preparing for the huge studio tour Konstrundan i Nordvästra Skåne. Since I started taking part in this studio tour I have had between 2000 and 3000 visitors during the Easter Holidays! So I am expecting a lot of people this time too! And I do have a lot of new stuff for visitors and fans to see. This is the absolutely most recent art piece: Hope, laser cut steel, 60 x 30 cm, a series of ten numbered pieces.
One good thing about my art, as I have pointed out to numerous people, is that if you get tired of it you can make a fire and burn it and it will give you some warmth and coziness – for a while, at least. You can also use it as a ceremony to purge feelings, thoughts, memories… sometimes in life you just have to let certain things go…