I went to New Delhi, India for a year in 2003 at National Institute of Fashion Technology. My studies were guided by Sr. Professor Asha Baxi. The focus was on traditonal Indian textiles. It was a very thoughtfull year both professional and personal. I enjoyed my stay at the Institute very much, and I found a great beauty in the Indian textiles, which I mainly saw at the Crafts Museum in New Delhi, but also at the Calico Museum in Ahemdabad, Gujaret. In the last part of my year I went to different locations in Nort-West India to experince the crafts and meet the always welcoming people who are central to it´s continuous existence.
There is somthing special about old boats on land. They are just waiting for a ride in their real element. It´s like a visual pause between two actions (2008).
In July 2007 I moved to Argentina for four months. My aim was to describe the everyday life in Buenos Aires through drawings and paintings. I wandered the streets to try to catch the essence of the city. I came to favour the boring sundays where the city was tranquil, bare and unveiled. To me that was the essence of Buenos Aires. In between I went for art lessons at Sandra Dorthey and Fabian Burgos, two really interesting Argentinian artists.
The drawings were displayed at KP08 (Kunstnernes Påskeudstilling 2008).
These are some of my first sketches after my arrival to Buenos Aires.