Perhaps this is a result of growing up in the progressive “Ø-gade” area of Aarhus in the late 70s. Or perhaps it resulted from her meeting with the open country – and a completely different way of life – when her family moved to Hyllested Skovgårde in Djursland.
‘This was the first time I saw a couch in nappa leather, an electric organ, a red Opel Kadett. I was completely blown away, and it was all very exotic,’ she says.
But the city soon drew her in again. And at the age of 16, she moved to a small room in Aarhus where she earned her living as a cleaning assistant. Later she went to art school, and she also worked in a goldsmith’s workshop for a year.
‘At home we always had workshops in the living room, where we worked with leather, jewellery, metal, bone, etc. Perhaps that is why the large-scale work I do with cities and landscapes invariably relates to the site-specific and aesthetic’.