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Reflective Journal - A short essay about my carvings

I came to the studio early today, but still the light is pretty good, thanks to this time of year (spring! I´m blowing you kisses), a bit of fog though, just a side note - fog is my favorite kind of weather. The temperature was a bit cold for manual labor/work, the sun has not yet had time to heat up the studio, so as not to waste a trip I sat down to write in my reflective journal.

I always have a hard time categorizing what I do or what I aim to do. There are of course certain subjects that I am fascinated by and peak my interest. Landscape and nature are two of the largest, that, of course, are endlessly explored, detailed with categories op on subcategories, reinvention and an overwhelming amount of ´cheese´. But its the subcategory of creating ones own landscape that I am gravitated towards.

Lets look at my round carving in relation to landscape art.

Untitled Circular Carving

Wood, paint, polyfilla

60 cm


The Carving itself is a dynamic but soft shape, each carving blends and leads in to the next, creating an endless loop of patterns, its busy yet subtle. The mat white allows the pattern to be highlighted when presented with a light source, which creates shadows and depth, but without the light source and/or from certain angles - the carving disappears on the surface and your left with a flat white circle. The shape of the surface it-self is also round which complements the pattern of the carvings and creates and overall softness.