Skateboarder by Greta Berlin
Greta was born and brought up in and around St Ives during the 40’s and 50’s. And was inspired by Bernard Leach, potter and Philosopher and her father Sven Berlin, sculptor, watching them, for hours as they formed their work under their hands, one the sensual growth of a pot on the wheel the other carving away, bit by bit, to reveal the image.
In her sculpture she reflects the dichotomy of our inner lives; a woman needing a creative life, maybe, yet fearing her ability to give her children all they need as well. The anomalies of the world around us; The ‘have and have-nots’. The innocent victims of conflict. And, in a lighter mood, the exuberance of a youth on a skateboard.