BO SAKURAI – Bornholm, DENMARK
She was born in 1946 on the Danish island of Bornholm in the middle of the Baltic Sea.
When she was a little girl, exploring the snow covered nature, her father showed her the snowflakes and asked her if she saw the dancing elves. In response she told her father that they were not elves but gnomes, as they had the appearance of both a man and a woman at every age dancing together. From that moment her life changed, her grandmother also considered her to be different, because in the legends of the island of Bornholm it has been said that gnome children are exchanged with human children so that they can live amongst the humans and observe them.
She was raised in a different style and thus she became different. She wanted the tales and legends of her island that seemed to favour the protection of nature and the oceans, to live on.
Also, she was the first artist to have presented 3D conch shells that were woven using fishing nets. These original creations have largely contributed to her international fame. The conch shell is an ancient motif that has become a source of inspiration for contemporary images like sculptures that are in relation with water.
*translation Logan MORWICK MILLER
1969-70 : Ecole nationale d'art décoratif - Aubusson - France
1971-72 : Ecole nationale d'art décoratif - Paris - France (Art mural - Professeur : Carlos Canero)
1972-73 : Scénographie théatrale - New York - USA
1973-77 : Ecole de design - Danemark
De 1968 à 2008 : importante carrière internationale : France, Danemark, Australie, Pologne, Suisse, Norvège, Italie, Japon, Espagne, Ecosse, Emirats arabes...