After having made letters and words on paper and as inscriptions in stone (relief work) for more than ten years…I wanted to see behind and around the lettershapes. I wanted to give the letters more body, to walk around a word, climb through a letter or even carry a word in my arms. How could I also catch the movement of a hand executing the letters?
So I left my home in Norway, and today live and work in Italy in a small village in Tuscany called Pietrasanta. This is in the region of Carrara where one has taken out marble for the past 3000 years. Today Pietrasanta is full of sculptors from all over the world using the beautiful marble in their artistic work.
Today I make my letter-sculptures in mainly marble, but also in bronse. I use letters, symbols, words and sometimes even only parts of letters. I seek to give these figures a physical body, to make them have presence and life.
In my letter-sculptures I try to capture the movements of the strokes of the letter, perhaps ephasizing changes of directions or connections. I may toss and turn the figure to an unrecognisable shape. Through my word-sculptures I investigate in the meaning of special words, words that for me carry a whole story within themselves. This can be words like; enough, us and no.