The project Fearless (in a dream), is inspired by "Strife of Love in a Dream" a novel by Francesco Colonna, first published in 1499, in Venice. The story presents a mysterious arcane allegory of a romance in which the main protagonist, Poliphilo, pursues his love, Polia, through a mysterious dreamlike landscape filled by ornaments, flowers and orchards, and in his travels he meets monsters, gods, nymphs and strange plants on his way. I am interested in the culturally determined values, that our lives depend on, and which motivates our ideals, attitudes and actions. Especially in relation to our treatment of nature, which is connected to our daily lives, dreams, stories, history and myths.
Sorry is a series of textile artworks, I started to work on in 2018, and the project still continues. The works consist of cotton fabrics, stitching, woodcuts and text. I used jokes and text ,found in newspapers, about man made problems related to nature.
Rain and reflections, 2017, gouache on paper, 56 x 76 cm
Solo exhibition YOD Gallery, Japan 2017
The works are stories of raindrops, reflections, cloudbursts and memories of rainy landscapes.
The sea, 2017
A Billboard made for Udstillingsstedet Sydhavnen St..
Halmstads Konsthall, Sweden
June 17 – August 18, 2020. I utställningen ”PINBALL” presenteras tre danska samtidskonstnärer; Julie Nord, Jesper Dalgaard och Mette Vangsgaard.
Genom teckning, textil, keramik, skulptur och videoverk kan du ta del av deras olika berättelser, vilka kan läsas var för sig eller som en helhet.
Att arbeta utifrån en berättartradition är något de tre konstnärerna har gemensamt. Genom humor och fantasi skapar de samhällskritiska verk, som handlar om allt från hierarkier till miljödebatten och komplexa relationer människor emellan.
Solo exhibition Marie Kirkeagard Gallery, 2018
The project Nature boy so civilized is about being close to nature, feel connected to nature and about moral ideas,- who to blame for the destruction of the biosphere. I collected press photo, that I used for my sculptures. For example an emotional press photo of a polar bear on a tiny melting ice flake. Motives were also inspired by comic strips, pocket philosophical proverbs and a sticker that I used for a grinning sun. The works capture the binary condition of man’s perception of nature: catastrophe and harmony, beauty and horror.
Arne, the farmer, takes a nap, 2016, glazed ceramics
Solo exhibition Marie Kirkegaard Gallery, 2016
For Lemon Moon I look back on my childhood from growing up in a small town miles from anywhere with all that implies of village originals, farm animals and rural ambience. Trough, drawings, cross media works, and ceramic sculpture, I tell my story about the strange relationship between people and animals , and I portray the locals and the places I felt connected too.