Jokum Lind Jensen, born 1971, is a Danish Artist and blacksmith living and working in the Dalsland region of western Sweden.

 

The majority of my work, stems from an exploration of the material´s nature within the hot forging process, combined with a drive to find new ways to expose and apply the traditional blacksmithing techniques. 

 

Compactness and weight are themes I work with extensively, for me, these are defining properties of steel as a material. At the same time there is an almost fleshy delicacy and sensuousness in the hot forged shapes, a tactility combined with strength. I see the material both as a medium for a larger narrative, and as the self-contained end mean of my investigation.

 

Fundamentally I aspire to expose and communicate the power and the force that I find present in nature, in the earth and the forest, and which is an essential part of my being. A power which most of us, more or less deliberately, have removed from our comfortable lives. 

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