When I was younger, I spent many years working with children-theater and performance-art, and I have been doing a lot of mask-, puppet-, and physical work: clown, mime , commedia-dell-arte etc.
When performing with a character, or working with a puppet or a mask, something strange happens. You kinda becomes the character. It is living within you and you let it happen.
They seem to have their own life, but surely they feed from your own feelings and imagination.
I love the reckless humour and poetic paradox in these characters and creatures. They help us connect with hidden parts of our Self, and they are all deeply connected with our sub-conscious and emotional perspective on LIFE.
I have chosen to show some of them here, in the form of masks, small reliefs , clay-models etc. so that they may serve as ideas and inspiration for sculpture.
You might notice that I am especially interested in the mythological and transformational aspects, that you find in characters and creatures from folklore and myths.
What I suggest here, is that this whole "inner" world of mystical, expressive, humoristic Creatures, that would normally be brought to life on stage, in a movie or in a book, could also be living amongst us, sharing their resources in the form of robust sculptures that can take the everyday rough-and-tumble from curious children.