For the sixth time the Grupo Nuestros Parques organized this year an international sculpture symposium in Santiago, Chile. Several sculptors from all over the world were invited to create a sculpture out of the local stone. These sculptures found their places in the different parks of the organisation in Chile.

                                                          “FLOR” (flower)    165 cm high

 

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In Norway they say that a Troll is a creature that lives at night in the dark. You might see him when you walk in the forest at night where he lives hidden between the dark trees ,or when you sail at sea where he emerges from dark rocks.

Many things happen at night that don’t tolerate the light of day, but when a troll is caught by daylight , he is turned into a stone.                                                                                    Troll stone                                                                                                                       This summer I went to Norway as I was invited to make a sculpture for the Os granite symposium “Sculpture in Landscape”. And there I found one of these stones that are supposed to have a troll inside. And so I made a Troll egg to show that troll and stone are one. The troll becomes stone and the stone becomes troll again. 

At night the troll reveals itself slowly and claims its presence as a natural condition of the endless motion of nature.                                     The “Troll egg” is placed in Smoraasfjellet, Bergen, Norway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year I returned to Norway to participate in the summer exhibition in Gallery Elisabeth G.  

The gallery is situated on one of the islands in front of Osoyro, not far from Bergen. In the summer it opens its doors to show a very fine collection of graphics, paintings, glass and sculpture.

Every year people from different parts of Norway come to see the new collection.

I am very happy to be part of their collection this year. You can see my work in the gallery from the 15 th of june until the 5 th of august.

 

 

Last august I was working again in the triennial international sculpture event in Neustadt, Holstein in Germany.  I made a sculpture out of one of the beautiful boulders that can be found in the surroundings of the city.

Again I felt fascinated by these beautiful stones. From the outside they often seem ugly, but inside they hide the most beautiful types of stone. In my sculpture “Der Fluss” the stone shows this kind of beauty.

“Der Fluss” has been placed in the center of the city, close to the harbour.