About

 photo martin-obakke_zpsevaxj3p6.pngMy 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.