PUBLIC ART

( Skissarbete )

Vikingaliv 
2018 Stockholm, Sweden

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Oneness
2017 Muzzana, Italy

We humans tend to differentiate ourselves from nature. We think that we are something different, something superior and more valuable than nature. And in many ways we are different from animals and plants. But it is also true, that we are a part of nature and that our disconnection from it, is not only destroying our planet, it has also a serious effects on our health. We are depending on the nature to survive and the nature is depending on our recognition of this fact. Let’s all try to remember and connect to our origin before it it to late,  so we can stop destroying out mother planet.

In a leaf we can see the same fractal patterns  as that we have in our human veins.  The fractals for me is a symbol of the universal connection of all living things on the planet. I’ts the mysterious secret code; that of creation.

I wanted to create a symbol of a human heart and connect it to the treas in the forest.   They are all handmade by me, sewn by hand, in linen fabric. The veins are stuffed by raw linen. The hearts are made as pillows. And are stuffed in the middle with leafs and earth from the the ground in the area. They will grow gently on the teas in the forest. Blending with the ”real” nature but stand out as a alien object in the woods. Just as us humans. With time I hope, the nature will start to grow on, and inside them. Integrate them more and more to the nature, so that the connection between this ”human heart” and the plants becomes nearly as one.

http://lupanica.it/2017/09/09/bentinger/

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Oneness 
2017 Bologna Italy

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X(Sites)Sometime somethings lead to something 
Material: Fabric, cotton, steel wire

Installation for land art project: (X)sites ( all info about the work you can find on this page: 

http://www.landart.se/index.php/LandartArtistProjekt/sometimes-somethings-lead-to-something/523

Location: Blocklinjen, Ängelholm.

”The sculptures are made by hand and it takes a long time to do it. The technology itself is very easy, it just requires patience. For me, the sculpture symbolize life itself. How we have to take one step at a time to reach our goals. It’s about having faith in what you do. If you just trust life you will create something beautiful. Namely your life story.”
2017 Scania, Sweden

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Sometime somethings lead to something 
2016 Rebild, Denmark
Installation, Rebild Danmark 2016

https://www.land-shape.net/ida-bentinger?lightbox=dataItem-ifgmfolb

https://www.land-shape.net/ida-bentinger

http://oplevrebild.dk/arrangement/magisk-sommerdag-med-land-art-og-hekseri

https://nordjyske.dk/nyheder/roed-omvendt-rod-paa-kalkbjerget/5b2225c6-1001-445b-92e8-56dec4d35940

http://vores-avis.dk/magisk-sommerdag-baade-land-art-hekseri/

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Sometime somethings lead to something 
Material: Fabric, cotton, steel wire

Installation for land art project: (X)sites ( all info about the work you can find on this page: 

http://www.landart.se/index.php/LandartArtistProjekt/sometimes-somethings-lead-to-something/523

Location: Blocklinjen, Ängelholm.

”The sculptures are made by hand and it takes a long time to do it. The technology itself is very easy, it just requires patience. For me, the sculpture symbolize life itself. How we have to take one step at a time to reach our goals. It’s about having faith in what you do. If you just trust life you will create something beautiful. Namely your life story.”
2015 Hanstholm, Denmark IMG_3543

Nativity Scene
Årsta Church, Sweden

Descriptions of assignments Client :Årsta Church, Stockholm, Sweden.

Project manager: Henrik Fergin, Svenska Kykan

Project description:

2011  On the behalf of of Årsta Church I was commissioned to make figurines to their native scen. The first meeting took place in my studio at Liljeholmen. Henrik Fergin that was the initiator of this project was explaining to me that they wanted to create a place in the church, were they could sit and talk about the native scen and the events that took place in the bible. Present at the meeting was also the set designer Thor Svae that was hired to create the scenery of the native scen, both inside the church and outside in the public square. My job was to try to create something modern, that would go along withe the withe ”cube” church. My immediate answer to this was to not create something modern. Instead to dive in to the Catholic tradition of figuration. With a lot of details, colors and expression. In my point of view, they needed to not only ”catch” the attention of the viewer, but also keep it for a while to be able to talk about the stories in the bible. A tricky thing with small children that easily get bored. So in the end we agreed to create a very lively native scene. With many characters and a lot of expressions.

Every year since 2011 the church of Årsta is adding one new figure to the scen.

The native scene holds currently 21 figuring.

The figures are about 28 cm high in ceramics, painted with oil paint.

http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/pressreleases/jesus-foeds-paa-aarsta-torg-516588

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2011  Winner of open call for artists, the Baptismal Font in Church of Hägersten
 The Baptismal Font is still in progress

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