My name is Martin Øbakke, I'm a native of Denmark and started my career studying art in Florence. I started making dolls after returning to Denmark and worked for many years as an artist & illustrator in Nashville, Tennessee.
I taught myself to sculpt and work with copper, clay & silk. Skills I developed as an dollmaker. Nature, imagination and the points in between are my inspiration. The thin, gossamer strands that connect everything.
I like to explore mythological archetypes that speak to our subconscious. These resonate with the unseen & unknown within us. They have power & identity, weaving stories around us that support our beliefs related to creation, transformation and resurrection.
Now relocated to Europe, I am creating this completely new body of work: A Natural Fairy Tale, which seeks to bring visions of the mythological world to life. Symbols to Inspire you to discover your true nature.
Butterflies, winged creatures, flora, fauna & crystals are set in a box frame to conserve & show each specimen sculpture as a unique piece of art.