Collection: Eggstentialism

Eggstentialism - The Concept

Feeling the tool making it's ways through the wood. Seeing patterns being made, expressions of life taking shape. The smell of the ink and the excitement of the appearance of each unique art piece. A woodcut print project where smaller prints are hand printed. Speedball, Professional Relief Ink on Fabriano Artistico cotton paper.

A raw, symbolic and individual observation and expression of life. Fragile, raw, organic, simple and saturated with emotions, contradicting and with a humorous undertone. The human, born as free individuals, organically inter-chained by the world we are living in, the physical environment we are surrounded by and the people in our vicinity.

Life simplified, expressed in the deepness of the questions of life and the powerful emotions fueling our inner being. Infused and inspired by African art and the use of patterns to express emotions and symbols of life. Patterns have become like roots to my art. Organically inter-chained, sometimes obvious and other times hidden under the surface. With interest in psychology, the definitions and observations of life together with philosophers like Søren Kierkegaard and expressionist Edward Munch. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Søren Kierkegaard

The egg shape is used dualistically, both as a representation of life and of the earth as a physical element and in a holistic way. Different animals depicted represent powerful emotions appearing in our life throughout our existence. The emotions observed from a distance, simplified, raw and with a childish, humorous twist. Life expressed and emotions explained through the images carved. Or as Soren Kierkegaard says, “Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forwards.”