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Berit

Berit

Berit’s sculptures capture the innocence of childhood. Her sculptures evoke memories of golden days, unquenched curiosity and the joy of simple accomplishments. The world seen through the child’s eye is one of wonder and beauty. If we went into the world with the ingenuousness of a child who falls asleep amid a crowd, the world could no more disturb our hearts than it weighs upon the gentle breathing of a sleeping child. As adults, we often become immune to the little miracles around us; Berit’s sculptures are touched by a magic that reminds us that the universe is still just as fascinating as when we first encountered it as children.

Berit

Born in 1964 in Aaelsund in Norway, Berit Hildre is a self-taught artist who has been sculpting for over 25 years. She has lived for many years in France and currently maintains her studio in Ardeche in southern France.

“My little girls are like flowers, frail daisies in the middle of the valley; wonderfully fresh and beautiful, fragile, and vulnerable to so many things that can destroy this little miracle…”

Berit’s sculptures capture the innocence of childhood. Her sculptures evoke memories of golden days, unquenched curiosity and the joy of simple accomplishments. The world seen through the child’s eye is one of wonder and beauty. If we went into the world with the ingenuousness of a child who falls asleep amid a crowd, the world could no more disturb our hearts than it weighs upon the gentle breathing of a sleeping child. As adults, we often become immune to the little miracles around us; Berit’s sculptures are touched by a magic that reminds us that the universe is still just as fascinating as when we first encountered it as children.


“You are a marvel. Every second that we live is a new and unique part of the universe, a time that will never be more ... and what are we teaching our children? We tell them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. But when will they also learn what they are? We should tell them: You know what you are? You're a marvel. You are unique. Throughout the centuries that preceded us, there has never been a child like you. Your legs, your arms, your little fingers, the way you move. ... yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you do harm to another who is, like you, a wonder? You must work - we must all work - to make this world worthy of its children”

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