Painting made in 1971, using basic tempera blocks of the kind utilized by kids in Swedish primary school at the time. A black and white photo of me as a baby served as a template, so did a photo of grandpa's old clock, while the rest was my imagination.
As a kid in Australia, I invented a story about a light bulb boy named Billy Bulb, who couldn't glow and who went out into the world to seek help for his deficiency, asking the sun, the moon, the stars, even fire flies and the northern lights for assistance. I never finished the childrens' book I was intending to make, as music came into my life and visual art was pushed in the background. But some day, who knows what will happen!
Guess I got fed up at some point when attending art school in the early 70s, hence replacing this model's head with a strange looking attraption.
This is the third sample of a series of witch paintings which I made in the 70s - 80s.
Home Sweet Home
Pencil drawing made for my father, though I believe he never hung it on the wall.
The Janitor and the Butterfly
The lord of mushrooms is one of several paintings which I made in the early 70s to illustrate a saga of mine which I abandoned before having completed it. The idea behind this gnome like character was that when one wanders out into the big forests of Scandinavia, eagerly picking mushrooms and toadstools, you are at his mercy while he lures you further and further into the woods until you've totally lost your way.
The opium witch was initially meant to have been given away to a girl friend I once had in the mid 70s, but as that relationship ran out, it was given to my parents instead and now hangs on my mother's wall. It symbolises the blessings of being one-with-nature as opposed to the confinement which comes of drug addiction, a message I wanted to convey to this former lass of mine as she was, or had been, rather run down at the time.
This is one of several versions of Towers, this one made with water colors.
This is one detail extracted from a large pencil drawing which I made in 1968 of a fictive band called The Twirps, the characters of this band inspired by Walt Disney and the Donald Duck comics I was reading as a child.
I was assigned by an Italian indi label to come up with the front cover for one of several CDs, as part of an entire series of albums under the name of 'The vegetable man series', a kind of spaced out homage to the enigmatic genius Syd Barrett of early Pink floyd. This comprised a large number of artists from all over the world contributing their own interpretations of a song he wrote and recorded together with PF, but which was subsequently shelved by the record company and withdrawn without any further notice, this song titled Vegetable man.