The landscape near me is diverse. There is forest, meadows, and lakes near my home. The lakes are surrounded by forests. On calm windless days when the lake water is as smooth as a mirror, the silhouettes of the trees are reflected in the water. It seems as if they want to look at themselves and confirm their beauty. A symmetrical image emerges. Nature likes to play with symmetry. From symmetry, we expect an exact repetition of the arrangement in the mirror image. We can observe this in many natural structures. The best example is the structure of a leaf. In autumn, when the leaves fall to the ground when I don’t have to pluck them to pick them up and look at them closely, then I admire the symmetrical arrangement of their veins. Nature repeats them exactly. And yet she sometimes deviates from the original patterns and creates fanciful new versions. Nature is inventive, as Luchita Hurtado used to say. And yet, I sense a certain logic in the landscape near me, the presence of some kind of structure on which it all rests. I have chosen geometric forms to signal its presence. Every year nature offers its riches in every season, it will never cease to be a source of inspiration for me. I look ahead. What landscapes will be created next year? I will call this series 24 Landscape in Sweden.
Of course, I am not the only one who draws on the resources of the landscape around me. Many artists live and create in the area. I look at their work at exhibitions and see that landscape is a frequent motif that appears on their canvases. I can conclude that there are landscape artists near me.