ABOUT ME
This site is dedicated to my work in Jewelry Design and Sculpture.  For information about my Illustration and Concept Design work, please visit  
 www.munmaus.ca
Jewelry and Sculpture 
 Artist Statement

I think of my artwork as relics unearthed from the subconscious, still frames from half remembered fairy tales. They become layered puzzles of dream and material, and I try to infuse them with a sense of playfulness and wonder.
I want to create the artifacts of a forgotten present.
 
Bio

Born in Mexico City, Axel Bernal Bladh is an artist and designer working in Jewelry, Glass, Sculpture and Illustration.

An earthquake forced his family to relocate to Taxco, a small town famous for its silversmithing production, where he learned traditional Mexican jewelry techniques.

His mixed cultural background exposed him to a series of almost surreal experiences  that continue to fuel his imagination and permeate his works (for example, his first art school had an alligator pit).
His B.A. In Industrial Design was received from UNAM, Mexico's national university, where he graduated with honours.
His work has been seen in exhibitions in Mexico, Spain, Canada, Colombia and the Netherlands, and published in Mexico and the United Kingdom.

He lives in Calgary, Canada.