At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked Fanny Schultz to tell us a little bit about her life, her art and her sources of inspiration.
What do you call your series of artworks?
– I've chosen to call the series "The palms". I've been fascinated by the palm tree for a long time. I find it touching that many Scandinavian people store these exotic trees in their homes up in the north, but they always seem to have dry ends. So I've been creating more durable, non-exotic palms in different techniques, complementing the real ones.
What technique have you used?
– The collection is hand-built in stoneware clay.
What inspired you to create the artworks you have made for The Ode To?
– The palm tree has been an object of fascination for me. I wanted to create more durable, non-exotic palms in different techniques as a complement to the real ones that many Scandinavians store in their homes.
Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be an artist?
– Originally from a small town in Värmland, I moved to Stockholm after I graduated. I attended basic art schools and classes in my early twenties and worked as an illustrator. About six years ago, I changed my path, slowed down, and started painting and sculpting more after becoming pregnant with my first daughter. I found peace and grounding in art, deciding to pursue it as a full-time career.
How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?
– Curious, tactile, simple
What we love about FANNY SCHULTZ:
Fanny Schultz's artistry encapsulates an exploration of the palm tree, capturing its essence through durable, non-exotic palm artworks. Her pieces evoke curiosity, inviting tactile exploration while maintaining a serene and simple beauty.