Elena Berg Österdahl in action welding.

Of dirty metal, I work out shimmering shapes that seduce with the pure elegance. The rust is the metal decomposition process, like a flower that fades. I find my inspiration in nature. That's how it started, I found a rusty piece of metal. Where it came from and how long its been there I do not know, but with its patina and various layers of rust it seduced me. The sheet was hard and dirty, gave me blisters, cuts and burns. But the passion and curiosity took me further, and the first thing I created was a lily. That's how I work. With contrasts in form and material and turning on traditional concepts. And by letting myself getting seduced ...

Elena Berg Österdahl