WHAT MOVES ME
Visual artist Marco Käller about his fascination for water, her people and their boats.
When I was 7 years old I sailed my first boat, a little yawl, on the river. As I grew older through the years the boats grew to sail bigger waters. As a boy steering my boat I felt a great freedom. For me the feeling of independence belongs to sailing. In my works of art I try to express that feeling.
This passion for the sea let me to meet people from all walks of life. From recreational sailors, sport sailors, professional fishermen to captains of the navy and merchant fleet. They all share the same fascination: The sea. Staring at the endless sea, always changing her face, never the same. When being landlocked there is always the underlying desire to go back to sea.
Personally and artistically I understand this feeling, but at the same time it keeps fascinating me. What makes it that fast amounts of water for some represent a fearsome and dangerous place, while to others it’s a limitless world of, freedom, fun and opportunity, a place where they truly feel alive?