To different shaping techniques Mari brings fresh inventiveness and excitement in her approach to exploring the interplay of surfaces and color.
She is constantly thinking about the light and how it will reflect and refract in her vibrant sculptures and bowls. At the latitude of her studio, sunlight is powerful influence since it is generously available at night in the middle of the summer and virtually absent around the winter solstice. About her source of inspiration she says “When I studied graphic design in Stockholm , I became intrigued by the ornate decorative carvings on old buildings, old wallpaper designs and also by the designs of contemporary tattoo artists. I visited Brazil a few years ago to study the art and craft of the indigenous peoples and this experience has also greatly influenced my work”.