Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Japan is a mess. Let this remind us of how vulnerable we are with all our gadgets. I hope it will make somebody think deeply about "clean" nuclear power.
I pray for the Japanese people who are suffering so much loss and distress.

Last night I painted this picture of Hokkaido, the dream island that I was close to visit, but shall never see, I think.
As a child I traveled the world via our two by four feet atlas from the eighteen nineties, and I still have a passion for maps - and for looking at earth from a jet!

Friday, March 11, 2011

First, here is a mug that I just got home from the display case at the studio:

Then, three drawings made these last days. Inspired by the documentary about Jean-Michel Basquiat - "The Radiant Child" - I have tried a new approach to painting. I go at it with the same intent and enthusiasm as I did in my childhood. These maps are made from memory. Part of the inner city of Copenhagen, Sjælland, the island where I was born, and Southern Europe, the Mediterranian and Africa.