SCULPTOR ART AND HERIGATGE

Light are never parallel. Altough the source of light is the same, they move away
from each other over time. Light rays meet after they have touchedthe reflectors.

When I was 8, I wanted to become an astronaut. At 12 I decided to become a sculptor. I studied at Kalju Reitel’s sculpture studio and after several successful attendances at national student sculpture competitions I went to study bronze-casting techniques at ARS Monumental. This was a place where all the Baltic region’s largest historic monuments were made. I was an eager student and casted my first bronze statue that featured human-sized old man with a tail on crouched position looking up at the sky - in 1985 the “Ecce homo!” was sent to National young artist exhibition in Tartu.

Today, I have worked as a sculptor approximately 30 years. This has been exciting time over the course of which the world of sculpture has experienced groundbreaking times. The so-called classical sculpture is now standing on the art scene that is vigorously dominated by video, sound, and light installation; readymades; public art, or site-specific art, monument; land art; experimental art; the mixture of different art fields. It is difficult for me to categorize my body of work since I have been interested in all fields, materials, and techniques that have to do with the current period of sculpture. I value monumental sculpture and natural materials but on the other hand I am drawn by video, mapping, light, kinetics – technological opportunities that are available to artist in contemporary times.