You will find this sculpture in a park in a Swedish town, Norrköping. Beside the sculpture, a little sign with the following inscription:
"AN ANTEATER-GRANNY WHO, WITH HER WISDOM AND LIFE EXPERIENCE, GIVES ADVICE AND CONSOLATION TO A HUMAN BEING.
Bronze. 140x120x90 cm.
The sculpture carries tenderness and warmth and is appreciated by grown-ups as well as by children and by people from any cultural background. People seem to be touched by the closeness between the two figures and the expression of both humour and fairy tale. The sculpture is adapted to a bench so people can lean on the anteater. Children like to sit in the anteater's or the woman's lap.
WISE ADVICE FROM A SIMPLE LADY represents one of the motifs I often return to, a motif that for thousands of years has existed in nearly every culture, a motif where the animal symbolises and represents the human, the spiritual and the intellectual.
LADY ON HER HIPPO.
SHE GAVE ME POISE, PEASE AND POWER.
And she appeared to me during an indian ritual, a so-called drum journey where we, the participants, were supposed to meet our totem animal.
Suddenly I found myself sitting on the back of a big female hippopotamus, the most lethal animal in Africa.
Some years later I transformed this experience into a sculpture. It has been exhibited in shows, achieving great appreciation- especially by women and children.
Bronze. Here two sizes: 19x29x11 cm. and 70x100x45 cm. Even a bigger size can be ordered, in perfect use as a pew for grown-ups and place to play for children.
The sculpture can be ordered in any size and in any material, preferably bonze
This sculpture is inspired by a dream that has stayed with me for many years. Now, this dream has materialized itself in this sculpture. Just like LADY ON HER HIPPO it can be enjoyed both for pew and for play. THE GIRL ON HER RHINO GIVES HER POWER, STRENGTH AND PRIDE.
Bronze. 24x38x13 cm.
This sculpture can be ordered in bigger size.