Do you see the penguin? Why did I do two penguin sculptures and placed them in the waters around my hometown Landskrona?

I wanted to combine two things. First that the environment and global warming is being placed in the backseat in many countries at the moment. It’s not a priority and it needs to be. Glaciers and the Antarctic ice are melting at an alarming rate. Think about the world as your own body, if it’s sick. You would do everything to make it well again. It would be your main priority.

Second, I wanted to do a public installation that both brought smiles to people’s faces and made them think. Every day we are bombarded with news about horrible things that happens all over the world. And people just shuts down, I get it. It’s impossible to care about every single bad thing that happens. That why I wanted to approach this installation another way. A cute penguin on an ice sheet. That’s harmless and fun. That opens people up to take it in, stop for a moment and hopefully think: ”How did that penguin get here? It’s cute but out of place… Oh, it’s probably because the ice is melting… That’s not good, maybe I should do something about it…”

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Landskrona, Sweden

Outside the city council, Landskrona, Sweden

Outside the city council, Landskrona, Sweden

This is in a moat just outside the city’s art gallery

Floating around

Making off, in my studio, almost finished

Their first elevator ride was exciting!

Here’s how I made it: