From Bert in Copenhagen:
“Over a year ago I started placing my work into the public urban landscape. Of great importance was that I used a form of wood already found on the street and make the work pertinent to its surroundings. My objective was to bring sculpture to a new and unorthodox framework: common road works. I carve 100x100mm timber used in the barricades surrounding almost all road works/ building sites in Copenhagen.
In the middle of the temporary and unsightly mess, where one would not normally expect an artistic experience, I plant my hand carved and painted wooden sculpture. The incongruity should provoke a smile and some bafflement for the viewer and I hope that the carvings will help alleviate the irritation of congestion and hindrance these work areas create.”