lapland impressions (6) – frosty

lapland impressions (6) – frosty. this work came to life last summer in my cottage in lapland: an experiment in highly playful way…and it was such fun working with these materials 🙌 mixed media: alcohol inks, alu-foil, layered resin on ceramic and wood.

complex (2) – just playing

complex (2) – just playing with the density of colours. i am amazed how they sometimes make so good connections or are repelling in a fascinating way – and me, diving into anotherworld…into the the deep sea of the fantasy.

complex (1)

complex (1): playing here with the density of colours…i am amazed how they sometimes make so good connections or are repelling in a fascinating way. mixed media: acrylics, inks, tinted, and layered resin on canvas.

polar night – the sun is just an idea

polar night, and the sun is just an idea: mystical time within the polar circles, when the sun no longer rises above the horizion at all…enigmatic!! mixed media: acrylic paints, acrylate polymer emulsion, layered resin on wooden canvas (50 x 50 cm)

my very first ice-hole swimming!

icehole acrylic + mix 60 x 60 cm

acrylic + mix
60 x 60 cm

see below the origin for my inspiration


tampere, finland

brrrr…how to unplug and re-boot your mind…feeling afterwards like a newborn baby (with skin looking similiar to a piece of kobe beef) !!

some people say it’s a polar bear dunk, others find it is just stupidity incarnate. but speaking from my own crazy awesome experience: that ice-swimming brought me on to a whole new level of body awareness! i think the secret of plunging into icy water lies in the feeling that surges through your body once you get out of the water. well, i needed a certain amount of courage (+ sauna) before going into the water, but i did indeed overcome the fear to enter the unknown black and felt myself afterwards incredible brave and strong! the initial shock and momentary loss of feeling in my legs was passing soon. as soon as i was back on dry land my circulation kicked in and my body started to warm up.

the change was amazing and the resulting energy boost stayed with me for hours!