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INTERVIEW WITH LISE VESTERGAARD

‘If we keep nature as a prisoner, we will end up being the ones who suffers.’ Lise uses her art as a global voice to get attention and call for action around important issues such as sustainability. Lise Vestergaard collaborates and is represented by galleries globally.

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INTERVIEW WITH LISE VESTERGAARD

TITEL: ‘RARE AND COMMEN SPECIES’: (FOLDED MONEY BILL, AND STUFFED BUTTERFLY.

Lise uses her art as INTERVIEW WITH a global voice to get LISE VESTERGAARD attention and call for uses her art as a global voice to get attention and call for action around important issues such as actionLisearound imporsustainability. Lise Vestergaard collaborates and is represented by galleries globally. tant issues such as ‘If we keep nature as a prisoner, we will be the ones to suffer. The best way to predict a sustainable sustainability. Lise future is to act and handle was is with love and care. Then magic will appear so strong that everything will be awakened to life...’ Vestergaard collaborates and is repreSince 2018 Lise Vestergaard has, through her art project, being able to donate kr. 100.000 to green The donation has supported 500 trees to be planted, 6 fields of rainforest to be maintained sentedNGOs. by galleries and donation for the NGO Plastic Change. Today she is an ambassador for Klimatræ.dk, which globally. means that she donates trees to be planted every time the art project er realized or sold.


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INTERVIEW WITH LISE VESTERGAARD

TITEL: ‘BORN TO BE WILD’: (FOLDED MONEY BILL, AND STUFFED BUTTERFLY.

How would you describe yourself and your artwork? Informal and with a statement.

Lise uses her art as How do you go about beginning a new a global voice get piece? Do youto have an idea already in mind, or do you working attention andstartcall for with materials or sketches to find the departure point? actionI already around imporhave a clear idea of motive and statement.such as tant issues sustainability. Lise When do you think your most prolific time of day or weekcollabois? Vestergaard the mornings and in the evenings (and rates Inand is reprenights). sented by galleries globally.

What is a barrier you as an artist overcame? Is there anything that enabled you to develop your work as an artist in your life? The most important barrier I have overcome is, what other people think. I have become much better at following my intuition without being distracted by other people’s opinions. If anyone has helped me develop this skill I would say a collaboration I had years ago. I was working with a gallery and when I one day came with a painting one day, which I was very happy, though one with a very strong political statement, the gallerist said ‘Sorry, but I don’t think I can sell this painting’. Then I knew that I had to make more paintings like that, I just felt right to continue in that direction. Because what really drives me making art is a priceless opportunity to freely communicate and share beliefs and thoughts of life.


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Did you have an idea of what you wanted to create right from the beginning?

INTERVIEW WITH LISE VESTERGAARD

TITEL: ‘RARE AND COMMEN SPECIES’ FOLDED MONEY BILL, AND STUFFED BUTTERFLY.

First I felt priviliged (and I still feel privileged) that people are buying my artwork. After I became a mother my artwork was shaped into a more honest direction, with a stronger attitude and with confidence. Today I use art as a global voice to get attention and to call for action around important issues such as sustainability and around a existential questions about what does it really mean to feel rich and what does it mean to live ones true nature. Today my artwork, art events are not only statement to connect with people, the artwork also raises money both for green and for humanitarian causes and I am very proud and humble to be able to o that. What is the meaning or creative inspiration for your work? We’re curious what the narrative or story is to what you are producing? Life it self is a great inspiration. The awareness of being. I am very grateful to be given a life. I love sharing the essence of what being is... My artwork is also inspired by thoughts around how I can contribute to make a great future for my daughter and the next generation to come. Besides your artworks, are there any other things in life that your voice as an artist may consider vital or valuable? What makes you joyful and creative, in other words?

TITEL: ‘BORN TO BE WILD’ FOLDED MONEY BILL, AND STUFFED BUTTERFLY.

Art is my life, my joy and my sunshine. I am, that is why I create. My family, close relations, nature and music has a great impact to my inspiration aswell. And I love to play. The playful, sustainable and creative element has the greatest potential.


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INTERVIEW WITH LISE VESTERGAARD

TITEL: ‘BORN TO BE WILD’. BACKGROUND COLLAGE OF 10 DOLLAR MONEYBILLS.

Are there any exhibitions or places where people can see these beautiful creations in person soon? Anything on the horizon?

Lise uses her art as Rightvoice now I have danish exhibitions, I am a global to toget planning on participate on upcoming internationattention and call for al Art Fairs in the rest of Europe also. You can the program for exhibition on my Instaactionfollow around imporgram Lise_vestergaard , which will be updated. tant issues such as Or else take aLise look at my webpage: LiseVestersustainability. gaard.dk Vestergaard collaborates and is represented by galleries globally.


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INTERVIEW WITH LISE VESTERGAARD

TITEL: ‘BORN TO BE WILD’. BACKGROUND COLLAGE OF 10 DOLLAR MONEYBILLS.

We are born to be free, we are ‘Born to be wild’ living our true nature in harmony with nature unaffected by economy and other interferens from social norms and systems.

Lise uses her art as a global voice to get Not only have we for decades being trapped attention and call for in the idea that money can bye us happiness. is a imporstate of mind. Not only have we actionHapiness around forgot to ask ourselves about our really human tant issues such as bought what money needs, just blindfolded could bye, trying to bye a good life in the role sustainability. Lise of consumer.We have also served that idea to Vestergaard collabothe future generation. rates and is repreConsumerism has had a BIG impact and afNever have we been so sentedfected by ourselves. galleries stressed, busy earning money to bye a house, globally.

summerhouse, a car, new clothes ect. We have also affected our surroundings with result that has basically lead to climate change, with the big consequenses as we see today. We have lived at the expense of nature. We are born to be free, we are ‘Born to be wild’ living our true nature in harmony with nature. Natures way, is our way...