Architecture of the unconscious


Architecture of the unconscious

2008

Aluminium inside a stainless steel frame, 230 x 130 x 200 cm

With this work I wanted to explore my subjective unconscious logic of creation.
The concept was to start modeling beeswax without a vision of the finished piece. The process of building this sculpture lasted five months.
Modeling beeswax is a long process, so after a while it becomes very meditative, it is possible to detach from the mind- thinking, and that is when the uncounscious part starts to appear.
The sculpture was built from the inside-out. I started by shaping the inside space of the sculpture, the architecture , which then defined the outside form. The sculpture was cast in aluminium.
It is placed inside a steel frame, hung on fishing wires. The frame represents the frame of mind.


















Mind maze

2008

bronze inside a steel frame
200 x 60 x 60 cm

Too much thinking can turn your mind into a maze. 
This is the first sculpture i made using beeswax. At the time i was thinking very much about the world and my art, what i want to do, how this world works. Because of too much thinking i would spend a lot of  time in doing nothing, my mind would become like a maze. So at some point i just started working, without thinking, without a vision or concept of the finished piece, just following some strange feeling. Through the creation process i started to understand what i was doing, art making became a tool for learning and discovery of the self, and from the self.





Mask of the dream lord

2007
aluminium inside a steel frame
200 x 60 x 60 cm

Partly inspired by Neil Gaiman"s comic Sandman.
In communication there is three of me. The person that i am, the person i am showing, and the person the other person thinks i am.













Water imprints

2007
bronze

These works were made by dropping melted wax into water

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Plastic bag and Styrofoam

2006
aluminium





Styrofoam and Styrofoam

2006
aluminium



 
 





Fragments of a wax mind

2009

wax


 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4uEpTjXARI

At the time I was interested in materialising internal unconscious processes, and through this action making them conscious. What I felt was a hunger, but not a hunger for food, but a kind of universal hunger that i felt dominated the world. Something that always wants more, that is always hungry.
I interpreted this hunger as fear. The big sculpture in the installation represents this hunger, it is sucking in all the little sculptures- experiments that were made in this period.