|ABOUT OLLE JONSSON||NEWS||ART OUT OF SCRAP||THE LEGEND OF THE GIGANTS||RESUMÉ||PRESS||CONTACT|
As a farmer, he used to visit the local junkyards in
search of spare parts. But he also came across
fascinating objects in unique forms, shapes and
structures. These fed his imagination and enabled
him to visualize the sculptures he would eventually
To Olle Jonsson, scrap is an exciting artistic material..,
not only because of its free, irregular shapes. For him
scrap iron is as malleable as clayyou just heat it.
Also, he feels that the earthen colours of scrap add
beauty and character to the sculpture. The effect
varies as the climate changes. In rainy weather the
sculptures may turn brown.As the scrap dries, its
colour gradually shifts into a range of mahogany, tan
and golden shades.