Let’s go where we’re happy and I’ll meet you at the cemetery gates

Sombre, scary and creepy are the feelings usually associated with visiting graveyards  but for me walking around a cemetery is a truly uplifting experience. Eerie sometimes, yes, but there is always an overwhelming feeling of peacefulness, contemplation and curiosity. From as far back I can remember, I have enjoyed wandering through graveyards… now I guess…

Art is not what you see, it is what you make others see.

I have been asked by art and craft company Patience Brewster to do an interview and to share some information about my life as an artist. Patience is an artist herself who designs handmade and hand painted Christmas ornaments. If you follow my blog, you will know that I am not a “proper” artist, in that I…

Siri Derkert and the Writing on the Wall.

While travelling on Stockholm’s red Tunnelbana between Tekniska Högskolan and T-Centralen, you may have noticed the figures and texts blasted into the concrete at one of the stops. Carved into the interior walls of the platform at Östermalmstorg are the names of some of the great women and pioneers of feminism from history: Simone de…