Stuck in the ice but still burning, the flame of home.
It took several different materials, models, frost, the sea and a near-accident, to compile several photos into this scene. It also took, another 15 texture shots to make it “real”. Shot on the thick (?) ice of the Baltic Sea near Väddö, Sweden.
Ice captured my mother language
Shot at two different locations in Sweden during chilly winter mornings. Compiled in post with another three material close-ups.
Not all swans migrate during the winter. And those who don’t, do they ..integrate?
“He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace at home”. BY the way, it’s not a mirror, but a door
Drama at the Baltic Sea coast
A cautious start
Island INC #2
Peace and Ice
at Vätö, the Baltic Sea, Sweden
View to a kill
The view from the disarmed artillery canons of Arholma. It would have been difficult to make war with such a sunrise.
Gotska Sandö, Baltic Sea
Found, ‘shot’ and ‘captured’ on the unspoiled island of Gotska Sandö. This work is available as limited edition wall print
The Swedish Iwo Jima
I was walking in a very cold evening, feeling nature's tranquility when I saw the full moon rising, gifting plenty of magenta tones in the surrounding sky. I had just watched Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima and I was thinking about the fact that Sweden didn't enter (or cause) any war for almost 200 years. And that's what I visualized
Nostos : Homesick
'Nostos : Homesick is an ongoing exploration about nostalgia, identity and home. Νόστος για την Πατρίδα. Home is a place, a language, friends, or just the habits you ha(d)ve.
Medical sciences define homesickness as a form of normative psychopathology. Research points out that it is a kind of grief for a loss, similar to mourning a breakup or death.
ICE. Integrated Coldifying Experience. Winter in Scandinavia is difficult. But a negative condition often has its bright, positive sides.
I cherish ice and snow, because they have this fantastic ability to integrate. Fire assimilates, water floods, storms destroy, but anything that ice encloses, it keeps it intact.
Pelagos (Gr.: Πέλαγος). A great sea, sometimes referred to as Archipelago. The Aegean Archipelago is sung, written and glorified in the poetry and literature of several cultures. The Swedish Archipelago, Sκärgården, revives memories in me and makes the Baltic Sea exotic. My Swedish Aegean Sea.
A few separate works that I created outside certain projects. Usually, driven by an idea, another work of art (any art) or by an inner wish or emotion.