Kirsten Holm Nielsen made a career change in the age of 60. After 29 years as a doctor, she sold her practice and became an artist instead. But even if you think there is miles apart from being a doctor to an artist, she has managed to use her experience from the medical world and implemented the anatomical knowledge in her artistic world.
Kirsten Holm Nielsen’s ceramic works are often inspired by the human body. She expresses both the inner and outer beauty in her works. The artist reflects about “Who am I – What am I?” and she explores the round, organic form, the curved lines and the space between them.
As a viewer of the distinctive sculptures, you can find the man’s inner and the exterior of nature, in the form of abnormal organs, the hardness of nature and the softness of the skin. The sculptures get a voluminous and organic expression that presents both strength in their tensioned form and fragility in the delicate surfaces.
The artist’s works are hand-modeled in stonework, but she also incorporates other materials to get the right expression in her works. In addition, her stonewalls usually is burned many times, with several different glazers before the sculpture has the right look. She works with stoneware and porcelain, various glazes and burning techniques in her strong and distinctive works.