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Ikigai (2023)
Chapter three
This collection, influenced by the Japanese culture and the Scandinavian minimalism, aims to capture the 10 rules of Ikigai, each interpreted on an individual painting. On the raw canvases, low key colors and inks swirl around forming messages to the observer as a note-to-self to remember to nurture their own meaning of being, their personal ikigai. The signature aesthetic of the series is characterized by shapes and placements that create captivating negative spaces, flirting with minimalism and the concept of less is more.

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1. Stay active; don’t retire

Those who give up the things they love doing and do well lose their purpose in life. That’s why it’s so important to keep doing things of value, making progress, bringing beauty or utility to others, helping out, and shaping the world around you, even after your “official” professional activity has ended.


Details
60x80 mixed media on raw cotton
Dark wooden frame
Ready to hang


2. Take it slow

Being in a hurry is inversely proportional to the quality of life. As the old saying goes, “Walk slowly and you’ll go far.” When we leave urgency behind, life and time take on new meaning.

8500 SEK


Details
70x100, mixed media on raw cotton
Dark wooden frame
Ready to hang

3. Don’t fill your stomach

Less is more when it comes to eating for long life, too. According to the 80 percent rule, in order to stay healthier longer, we should eat a little less than our hunger demands instead of stuffing ourselves.

8500 SEK

Details
70x100, mixed media on raw cotton
Dark wooden frame
Ready to hang

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4. Surround yourself with good friends

Friends are the best medicine, there for confiding worries over a good chat, sharing stories that brighten your day, getting advice, having fun, dreaming... in other words, living.


Details
70x100, mixed media on raw cotton
Dark wooden frame
Ready to hang

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5. Get in shape for your next birthday

Water moves; it is at its best when it flows fresh and doesn’t stagnate. The body you move through in life needs a bit of daily maintenance to keep it running for a long time. Plus, exercise releases hormones that make us feel happy.

    Details
    30x40, collage of handmade paper, ink and raw cotton
    Black wooden frame, glass cover
    Ready to hang

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    6. Smile 

    A cheerful attitude is not only relaxing – it also helps make friends. It’s good to recognize the things that aren’t so great, but we should never forget what a privilege it is to be in the here and now in a world so full of possibilities.


    Details
    145x200, mixed media on raw cotton
    Dark wooden frame
    Ready to hang



    7. Reconnect with nature

    Though most people live in cities these days, human beings are made to be part of the natural world. We should return to it often to recharge our batteries.

    39 000 SEK

    Details
    150x200, mixed media on raw cotton
    Dark wooden frame (or other by own choice)
    Ready to hang


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    8. Give thanks

    To your ancestors, to nature, which provides you with the air you breathe and the food you eat, to your friends and family, to everything that brightens your days and makes you feel lucky to be alive. Spend a moment every day giving thanks, and you’ll watch your stockpile of happiness grow.

    Details
    70x100, mixed media on raw cotton
    Anthracite wooden frame
    Ready to hang

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    9. Live in the moment
    Stop regretting the past and fearing the future. Today is all you have. Make the most of it. Make it worth remembering.

    Details
    70x100, mixed media on raw cotton
    Anthracite wooden frame
    Ready to hang




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    10. Follow your ikigai 

    There is a passion inside you, a unique talent that gives meaning to your days and drives you to share the best of yourself until the very end. Discover what your passion is and let it drive you. Having an ikigai adds purpose to your life.


    Details
    120x140, mixed media on raw cotton
    Dark wooden frame
    Ready to hang

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    Sketch no 1
    Okinawa


    Details
    30x30, sketch to original ”Reconnect with nature”
    Collage of washi paper, handmade paper and ink

    Black wooden frame, glass cover
    Ready to hang

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    Sketch no 2
    Sketch to original ”Reconnect with nature”

    Details
    30x30, mixed media on canvas
    Dark wooden frame
    Ready to hang

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    Sketch no 3
    Sketch to original ”Stay active; don’t retire”

    Details
    30x30, mixed media on raw cotton
    Dark wooden frame
    Ready to hang