ArtAge is Karls philosophy and practice as a poet-sculptor inspired by ideas of Giordano Bruno (1548 - 1600), Baruch Spinoza (1632 - 1677), Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862) and Arne Næss (1912 – 2009).
A stone, a rock or a tree, a natural place, a landscape he thinks is an artefact of nature, a message from earth or a prayer to the sky.
It can become borrowed and expressed by artworks but without destroying their idea and secrets.
In this context, ArtAge means creating in responsibility based on the art of seeing and feeling.
Like the master Japanese gardener in Michel Tournier's novel Gemini , Karl wants to keep the soul of a stone by renouncing from carving with a hammer, a chisel or saw.
The artist as a beholder.
Collecting stones instead of breaking them.
A very different concept of sculpture.