Nature, and especially plants, have taught me about true abundance and richness. It has taught me that being sensitive and having an ethereal nature is not a weakness but a strength and a rich source I can draw from in many ways. I recognize a familiarity in flowers.
I love to study nature. Not by reading books, but by sitting really close to a flower for example and observe it for a while. Nature and plants are a mystery and it seems that you can’t fully grasp their nature by knowledge alone. I’ve had a hunch that some of the mysteries would be revealed if I just sat tight with a plant with all my senses open. At a point the colors of a Cosmos flower transcended before my eyes and I realized the flower was made of light. A rainbow of colors appeared with a shine and sparkle that was amazing. It wasn’t just a heavenly aura appearing around an earthly flower. It was clear that the actual flower was made of pure en- ergy. The old sayings ‘everything is made of energy’ and ‘the forest is not just green’ suddenly made sense in a very literal way. Sayings I’ve been categorizing as symbolically only until then.
Last summer I had a passion flower in my garden. I was fascinated by the com- plex shape the flowers had. And I wondered what ‘intelligence’ behind was able to create such beauty. The urge and quest to understand on a deeper lev- el emerged again. I wish I could understand the force, drive or will behind. May- be even the intension. Not only to understand it mentally, but actually experience it.
At a point I was experimenting with graphical Illustrator blends. And to my surprise del- icate flower shapes appeared on my artboard when I combined simple circular blends with layers of wave shaped effects. A friend who looked through my portfolio whispered ‘maybe this is how it’s made in nature’ when he looked at some of my blends. He wasn’t saying it to me. It was something that came to him spontaneously. Another wrote a comment in my online portfolio: ‘God used Illustrator when making these shapes’. It is one of these shapes you see on the poster.
I feel like the divine has given me a hint to how some of the dynamics of life work. And also a hint to understand my own nature. We’re all made of energy.
I’m born and raised in Denmark. Mainly on the small Island Fyn in the middle of Denmark. For long periods of my childhood I lived with my grandparents on the countryside on a smallholding build by my great grandfather. The garden was al- most one hectare big and filled with big old trees, flowers and singing birds. To me it was a haven, a small heaven and the place I called home when I was a kid.
I’ve been creative since an early age and was encourage by my family to draw, paint, sing and play the piano. When I reached the age where I had to choose an education it was difficult to choose between the Art Academy and the Music Academy. I attended the Music Academy at the age of 19 as an organist. I soon decided to study classical singing at the Academy instead and later on I took classes from a piano professor who encour- aged me to become a pianist. So for more than a decade music was my path in life. In my thirties I decided to make a change in my career and started to study graphic design. Through graphic design I feel I’ve found my way back to the art again. I mainly work with visual identities, branding and digital art and love to have an experimental approach to my work. I’m mainly known for my outstanding color sense and innovative vector art. I live in Lystrup outside the second biggest city in Denmark with my husband and my two sons who now are handsome young men.