Before the soap-stone period I tried to improve my skills making 12 scale characters. Most people call them dolls but if you make the “dolls” in action, using expressions and movements I think I will refer to them as characters. It has been a long journey trying to make characters and I have also been to England to learn how to make them. So far I´ve been to two workshops with Jamie Carrington who is a magnificent character maker. I leearned how to make characters from polymer clay and how to make clothes.
The old man feeding birds reminds me of my grandfather who took me to the park to feed birds and squirelles, but grandfather´s shoes where not worn out.