Marie Bergstedt artist

Welcome to my website! This is a self portrait. Feel free to interpret the symbols and find the story you believe it tells.


People and their stories captivate me, launching my artwork. Family members, a mixed-up tree of bloodlines that nobody can follow without a chart, especially encourage exploration of contradictions, tragedies, challenges, and outright bliss. Add a lifetime of experience with fascinating friends and you have my inspiration to unbutton stories, mend tears, and stitch together visual tales. I search for the best materials and techniques to visualize the wealth of personal relationships and episodes I experience, with a goal to encourage viewers to discover their own narrative through my characters. Textiles, the most universal material of mankind, support this journey.