My name as Artist is : Helge van der Este
I was born in 1938 in Hamburg /Germany
After a childhood during World War II and the hard postwartime
I had a nice youth in the prosperiting Germany
My first skulpture I found in the forest in the USA in 1963. A small piece of wood formed by nature.
After a life as teacher ,when I retired I started my career as artist .-I like playing with material like wood steel and stone.
My art is finding something special and to dig out a form .
like Michelangelo said already : The statue is already in the marble .we only have to dig it out !
Using my phantasie ,my imagination and inspiration.
Therefor my motto is : Seen--Collected --Worked-out
I had a lot of exhibitions here in northern Germany and I am member of Sculpture Network
2016 steel + stone
2016 Beech root ( 40 cm )
2014 Poplar ( 70 cm )
2015 Mahagony and horseshoe-nails