|The Sun is taking her daily walk over the
she is passing
through Bergslagen in the middle of Sweden.
In the water, just below
the surface, long black
eals can be spotted. In the forest some unknown creatures is
enjoying the bright sunlight. And water red with blood is pouring into the lake
from the east.
a joint painting done by my mother and me. I was visiting my parents
over Christmas and wanted to paint something, and since I hadn't got any
material with me I asked my mother if she had any old works she
didn't want to keep, that I could paint over. She showed me a painting she had done many yeras ago, with a view
over a small lake in the forest close to where they live. I looked
at it and thought I shouldn't paint over it, instead it could be interesting to do something with
As usual I didn't have any idea of what it could be. The red and black framings where the first things I did,
then the awkward sun (when it was done I thought of it as an "Ent sun", a sun in the
forest of Fangorn where the ents live in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the rings),
and then I felt it may be something mysterious about the place, like a
place in a fairy tale or something. And the rest of it was
done in that feeling.
The titel "Sea-Sun" felt like the
obvious name for it, as I watched it
So, one can say that, in a sense, two stories are being
told here at the same time - one told upon the foundation of the
The first story is being told by an interpreting obeserver,
beholding a natural scenery.
The other gives voice to a
fantasy, what may be, the scenery observed by a minds-eye.