Tribute to Katharina Grosse from a 4 year old

Ok, this friday got hijacked by my son who just turned 4. It all started while on holiday in Ireland where, during a drive, he started to talk about some green painting gloves that he would like for his birthday. What were the green gloves? Where had he seen them? The answer came promptly ”Arken of course” (Our local art museum, . Aha, that german woman…. ”Yes, Katharina Grosse” came the response from the backseat!

He had heard that we where planning to paint his swing set at the summerhouse and wanted to do it himself the same way Katharina Grosse had painted Arken. Laura had to be invited too because she is good at painting (

Well, why not? Unfortunately Laura was going on holiday and couldn’t make it and we never found green gloves in his size, but we did get 4 tins of water-based spray paint, masks with active coal and an old shirt. It’s hard pressing the valve on the spray paint when you are only 4 years old but it went pretty well.




First experiment with a laser cutter

I have now got acces to a laser cutter, and that’s a lot of fun!

My first experiment was a lamp designed in Cinema 4d and cut in 3mm plywood. The design was made to minimise waste of wood and the blades shares lines to save cutting time. Here is the final result and a 3d test render.

More experiments on the way, I have already booked more time at the end of August.



Pencilholder made of pencils

Pencilholders are too often old coffee mugs or boring steel things from the local office supply shop. Not my style, so I made my own of 24 pencils. The plastic bit was designed in Cinema 4d and printed in plastic.

Unfortunately I made a small calculating mistake so I had to ”modify” the pencils to make them fit. It spoils the idea that the pencils are not easily inter-changable and not completely parallel. I will definitely be making a new version of this one.



Welcome to Creative Friday with Sønderby 3d

Welcome to Creative Friday with Sønderby 3d
My name is Svend and I work as a 3D freelancer in Copenhagen. I always try to have a ’Creative Friday’ in my small one man multinational company! Creative Friday is used as stimulation for the brain, to learn and to experiment. A typical experiment is related to my work but not something I work with on a daily basis. It can be an experiment with motion tracking, stopmotion or timelapse, 3D experiments which go a bit above and beyond the usual working routines, to go on a photo safari or just stimulate the brain with a visit to a museum etc.

I don’t succeed every Friday – but mostly! And not every friday experiment has a result that can be shown – but I hope that this blog can stimulate me to ”finish” more of these creative Friday experiments.

Below you will find a few old examples of the outcome of a creative friday…..