Jørn is from Denmark. He has created many sculptural works, commissions and projects in Denmark, Ireland, England, Norway and Holland. He has been working on and off at Belmont since 2003.
He maintains a small studio here for on going work:
“I am a Danish environmental sculptor and I have been working at Belmont Mill Studios on many occasions since 2002, where I took part in the first Sculpture Symposium in Lough Boora Parklands.
Being one of the first artists to visit Belmont Mill Studios I have felt very privileged, having not only excellent conditions for making large scale sculpture, but also being the first to enjoy the facilities of the new apartments for artists and the quiet atmosphere with the opportunity for meditative walks along the mirroring waters of the Grand Canal or just enjoying the soothing sound of the Brosna River water running through the mill race near by.
Last but certainly not least I will emphasize the friendliness, hospitality, flexibility and generosity of Tom Dolan and his wonderful family. Without their support I would not have been able to create and exhibit my hitherto most ambitious environmental sculpture series “The Scriptorium Project”, which had its world premiere in the County Council Hall in Tullamore before starting its Irish and European tour.
I feel that Ireland and Belmont has become my second home and I have now been able to rent – on a more permanent basis – a small workshop space here at Belmont Mill Studios, where I look forward to realize some of the ideas that have sprung from my visits – and from some interesting logs of wood with a history, that I have come across!”