Gothenburg – Sweden


19 SEPTEMBER 2020 – 10 JANUARI 2021





… and I had a very speciell experience!

This movie specifically describes my experience of Moa Israelsson´s cocoons !


“Moa Israelssons konstnärskap rör sig ofta i gränslandet mellan fiktion och verklighet, hennes skulpturer liknar föremål vi känner till, men är tillverkade av andra material och dimensioner än vi är vana vid.

Israelssons installation Go, Gone består av tio skulpturer i olika storlekar som hänger från taket. Skulpturerna är formade som stora sovsäckar, mjuka och till synes slitna av yttre åverkan. Stoppningen är synlig och materialet är fläckat, som om det legat ute under lång tid och bearbetats av tidens gång. De omsorgsfullt handsydda skulpturerna vittnar om en stilla vila. Tryggheten sömnen inger, men också sårbarheten. Tyget blir då ett försvar, ett lager mellan kroppen och världen som skyddar och värmer mot det som sker utanför. Verkets titel Go, Gone antyder att något gått förlorat och får sovsäckarna att likna tomma skal. Det enda som återstår är minnet av det som en gång funnits. Samtidigt inger den uppmanande titeln också ett hopp om att lämna förlusten bakom sig och gå vidare, att bli fri, och precis som puppan i en kokong förvandlas och pånyttfödas.

Materialvalet, silke och läder, förstärker känslan av skulpturerna som kokonger, skapade av naturen snarare än syntetiskt framställda av människan. Det är från just silkeskokongen som silkestråden utvinns. De två materialen silke och läder är båda organiska naturmaterial, men samtidigt varandras ytterligheter. Där det ena är ömtåligt och skirt, är det andra tåligt, slitstarkt och grovt. Kontrasten mellan materialen, det skira och mjuka, det grova och smutsiga, bidrar till en känsla av sällsamhet och förfrämligande: föremålen känns bekanta men samtidigt underliga.

Go, Gone, 2019-2020, 10 skulpturer, olika dimensioner, silke och läder.”


The French Embassy, Stockholm 2017

“chevalier de l’ordre des arts et lettres”

The French Ambassad, beautiful rooms. This day my phone just quite… so I had to ask for photos, sometimes ask for phone camera and use myself… so the photos this day are a collection between friends. The photos are processed by me.

 Cric, Ulla and Heidi… thank you :-)… o  much for the collaboration!

 Bengt Olson
My dear friend and colleague Bengt Olson, … has been made a “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres” a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters

– a French honorary title as a recognition of “significant contributions to the enrichment of the French cultural inheritance”

Projects in Paris during the  -70’s,:

Palais de Justice – 1976-77, -Cloud – 1978,

link: “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres” 


 Bengt on his way towards Stockholm!

… with the very best company, wife Cric, Nisse and Ulla… dear&lovely friends!

photo: Ulla, Cric

David Cvach, Ambassadeur de France awarding the medal.

photo: Cric
“Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres”

film by Heidi SPEECH BY: Ambassador David Cvach, by Bengt Olson and by Barry
photo: Ulla

link: Konstnärsklubben

SPEECH BY: Bo Sydow, chairman of Konstnärsklubben.

film by Heidi

Bengt with beloved wife Cric, 17 okt 2017.

photo: zeppa

at the Résidence de France Stockholm

photo: Cric

Bengt with very best friends, Ulla, Nisse 

Bengt with David Cvach and dear friend Heidi Boys Broström

Lennart Larsson and me… what did we talk about…

Happy and Overwhelmed

After a great reception, we said farewell to an overwhelmed Bengt

and went for late dinner at Miss Voon!


“In recent years, Jonas Svensson has contributed to the success story Miss Voon!” [TV 4]

My company ate lobstertacos and fjordlax tartar,

a dish that Jonas competed with in the next program the week thereafter, and won!

… so nice to meet you Maud and such a tasty, superb dinner Heidi… a great evening!

Stockholm is beautiful!


Jonas Svensson, Stockholm

Stjärnkock who went to school at both Melker Andersson and Danyel Couet. In recent years he 
has contributed to the success story Miss Voon in Stockholm and this year he opened new 
Miss Voon in Uppsala. His first chef job was in Skåne so now he plans to tie up the bag and win 
the Chefs match.

... to find MISS Voon in Stockholm!


Sunday…  and I am listen spellbound to Sting!

”Desert Rose”


Find the inner room where the noise does not reach!

 The truth is – it is only then as we can understand and clearly perceive what is happening around us outside ourself…. and it´s only then as we can consciously navigate in the outer world!

Unfortunately it is so easy to forgett the inner room…but that is so urgent to be in touch with it …  it should be the main goal!

… to stay connected!

”Serch Inside Yourself”

''Where Art Thou''
”Where Art Thou” 2006, acrylic on canvas, 110”x79”/280cmx200cm

”Drömmen Om Det Goda”

 Only then can we consciously navigate!

 …so it should be the first spot on the list of must-DO!

It is so cool that old theories is becomming a part of everyday use! 

That is future in light!



Other Circles

 Torpa Stenhus

Torpa Stenhus… autumn 2015… a day within historical times! photo zeppa and marie

… yesterday I did another trip to Torpa!

A winter trip, realy coold… met some friends and joined a guided Christmas tour

in the stone castle. This house carry a lot of stories in the walls!

Part of my family have bee living in a little village cloose by, and still is, that is wy Torpa

Stenhus has a very speciall place in my heart… as it has for most of the people around.

It is located in a fantastic, increadeble envirement… so beautiful that it hurts!

photo zeppa

photo zeppa

Couple of years ago, specially one very hot summer I went to Hovsnäs,

 a place in connection to Torpa, almost every day… rent a rowboat for the day, brought paint

stoff and a picknick… it was totaly amazing wonderfull day´s, just as the photo above!

Sometimes there are a lot of people around here, but sometimes, if you pic a non holyday

period, you can be as lucky as me at that time… for many days I had this increadble

lake nearly by myself.

Unique for Torpa…

Unique for Torpa Stenhus is that it is in unimpaired ownership!

Current owner family Zethelius are the direct descendants related to

Arvid Knutsson who built the stone house in the 1400s. The house has

wandered  by turns on the male and female line of the family, hence the

relationship with Leijon Main & Capricorn. It is also the only

private “castle” in Sweden, passed in the same family since

the construction of the Middle Ages.

Pehr Zethelius, owner and a hard working man.

 webbsait: Torpa Stenhus

photo zeppa

Gustav Vasa

photo zeppa

King of Sweden Gustav Vasa… who had some ”doings” at the castle!

… married third and last time Katarina Stenbock 1552-1560…

there is a legend that he had to chase her in the castles

 passages to catch her… she was only 17 years old and he was 53.

close circles


My Aunt 

My Aunt
Kerstin Backman, photo:

My loved and very dear Aunt, Kerstin Backman, writer and former schoolmaster

…  is to be celebrated!!

A newly opened bookstore in Järna has been named, by the owners,

after one of Kerstin´s books: ”Tudda Galumpan”…  🙂  … As far as I know she is the

only writer in Sweden who has achieved such a wonderful, creditable and flattering

honour! She is so worth it… in spite of the fact that she has really had some

ruff experiences in life, she has still managed to keep light and love as her prime motors!

Illustrations to the book is made by one sister of mine (got four) Lena Troedsson…

the two of them where a greate team!

By the way… my Aunt has unicorns grazing in her garden!

Swedish Radio

webb/article obout the store (in swedish)

webbsite: Bookstore ”Tudda Galumpan”

The bookstore ”Tudda Galumpan”, Järna, Sweden.





Angelina Lucia 

on tour!

Dearest super sweet Angelina…

who is one of a few well known Swedish country singers, had a

 suupercool meeting a couple of years ago, when  ”The Boss” had

  a concert in Gotheburg. When He gives a concert in Gothenburg

 it´s absolutely crowded in the city… as Gothenburg totaly loves him!

… so Angelina became ”the one chosen”

 meeting with Bruce 🙂 

This evening kl 20.00…  Angelina sings with  her bluegrass-band

 Dunderhead  at Karens Minde Kopenhagen, Denmark

… and next weekend Malmö, Sweden

Dunderhead, Malmö!

duet with Micael Grund








Gothenburg, 21 november, the first realy cold winter evening!

four Composer


Ylva Lund Bergner,

Johan Svensson

Axel Rudebeck

Øyvind Mæland

… inspirening moment in a small room with about 30 people in the 

 audience, to take note of these four composers’ , very minimalistic

works, performed by violonist Marco Fusi.

Marco Fusi

Marco Fusi webbsite

 the event:


Christina Roos

Christinas ceramic work
Christina, a friend of mine

  … makes this wonderfull art ”things”… something the tables,

the homes and the room need… and the people that goes with

 it… to be reminded of playfull energetically vibes!

Current exhibition at Sintra


CHRISTINA ROOS… greate Swedish ceramist and artist 

rembering 1990


New York 1990


soon exactely 25 years agao!

 NOW, 25 YEARS LATER … I can se the same ”Christmas”  energy  in

 Alexander McQueens creations. as in window Christmas  decoration in New York.

 … I remember because I recently got in contact with the 1990s again!

 In December 1990, I went to the USA, with the aim to connect with the art world!

I travelled to New York with a group of people connected to Björn Wetterling.

We visited the studios of some celebreties in the art world as, such as  La Noue, Terence,

Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella and James Rosenqvist and some others,

like printers and assistents.

… our meeting with James Roseqvist!

Rosenqvist showing his work and at the same time kindly taking care of us in his studio.

Rosenqvist in his studio
New York Studio of James Roseqvist (photo Zeppa)

to the left: a lovely art piece of Rosenqvist in a corner at Mooma, and to the right James himself in his studio. (photo Zeppa)

National Art Awards

Frank Stella 

 on shaping the canvas

Frank Stella: Scarlatti and Bali Sculputure Series


… our meeting with Frank Stella!

    (photo zeppa) 

 Humble Mr Frank Stella telling us about his work and showing us his studio!

(photo zeppa)

(photo zeppa)

 Robert Rauchenberg

 22 October 1925 – 12 May 2008

Remembering Rauchenberg, By Jim Lewis

 … our visit to his studio!

Rauchenberg´s Studio was the coolest studio I have ever seen… an entire building,

with several floors, studios and living spaces… all very nicly put together.

(photo Zeppa)

This goat of Rauchenberg ”lives” among us here in Sweden,

 at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the goat has made

a deep, deep impression on me of a kind that I can´t grasp!

First floor, Studio Rauchenberg (photo Zeppa)

Half of the first floor in the Rauchenberg building was a very large room resembling a

churchlike room… so beautiful and such sacred atmosphere.  All of his space did inspire

the mind to different activities… what a creative way to live!

LA Noue, Terence

… our visit to his studio!

LA NOU.T.studio
Resturant visit with Terence… to the right, his studio… connected to a lovely living space. (photo Zeppa)

We were invited to a coctail party at Terence´s the

 studio before the evening´s visit to the restaurant .

I was especially impressed by one object in his living  room  (beside his work)

… it was a 2000 year old mummy of a little girl… it was very strange

… it had an effect on me… wonder if such company is healthy?

coctail.La Noe
Coctail party in La Noue Studio, 1990 (photo zeppa)


1990… my own work at the time!

Zeppa STUDIO, 1990, Gotenburg.

 I worked

 … mostly with two sizes as shown in the photo above. Later, in December, I had a

pleasant break from this work, switching to an interior decorating project where I

was hired to design and create/renew the image of a classic old café in Gothenburg.

The same type of ”Picture Letter” as the group I brougth

to LA were my inspiration for the entire interior project!

the group I brougth to LA: ”Picture Letters”, by Zeppa, 1990, ”’The Los Angeles Group”

The Zeppa INTERIOR design, 1992 Gothenburg, Sweden. 


Los Angeles  1990

… arriving on 4th December.

I left New York very early in the morning, alone… and extremly nervous, as the taxi driver

who showed up with a wild appearans, chose a way through the very dark park ,

driving like a mad man, mumbling strange words… and an no identifing photo in the

window… I had just heard horror stories with clear directives: don´t travel with taxi drivers

without a photo ID! I arrived in L A not knowing anyone

at all… but with clear focus, my trip was planned!

Zeppa, L A… by night!


In connection with The Art Fair I did meet Mr Joel Kessler who very generously

invited me to different events and introduced me to different people… … as like for the

big  party at Karen and Tony Barones Studio in Venice, in some way related to L A Art fair.

and… my meeting with Extraordinaire Joel Kessler 

Mr Joel Kessler
Joel Kessler at the party in the studio of the couple Karen and Tony Barone in Venice.

The BUZZ.hel
Barones party news paper, ”The BUZZ”… December 1990.                                                                                                                                                                   

Zeppa.at. Barones
(me in red)  🙂

quests at Barones party
Some other quests at the party!

 BaronesKaren Barone and Tony Barone… the greate party fixer!