"I come from a family of book collectors where the talk of books, its history and origin was a big subject and as a child I spent a lot of time walking around with my dad visiting different antiquaries. The collector as a person collecting the whole world on his shoulders. On the ground I have painted the birth of universe, the birth of Aphrodite or the birth of the human, creating his history and writing it down in the books. The pose of the figure was inspired by a drawing by Max Beckman." – Sofie Arfwidson von Röök
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