Martin Eltermann

The stories found in the art of Martin Eltermann are drawn from his surroundings and where he comes from.

They are things that Martin Eltermann has been through. They are things that his loved ones have been through. But primarily, they are things that he believes they have been through and that he has only heard about.

This lonesome valley is about the fact that we go through life entirely alone. No one can go through it for us. In a poem, Harry Martinson wrote that if you have two pennies you should buy a loaf of bread and a flower. You should have the bread to eat, it is your food and the flower to understand that life is worth living. The bread in this sculpture group is the connection. You do it every day. The flowers are lily of the valley, but that which also makes life worth living is the day when the cranes come.

Exhibited works, degree exhibition

This Lonesome Valley: Cardboard, paper, glue, graphite, coloured pencils

Podiums: 91 cm high, 31 cm wide
Lily of the valley: 37 cm high
Leaves: 8.5 cm wide
Crane: 20.5 cm high, 13.5 cm wide


Martin Eltermann, born 1985, Skara (Swedish).

Latest update: 2022-12-05