In Sidensjö and Nätra, in the municipality of Örnsköldsvik, thirty or so outdoor sculptures have been erected. You can travel around the area and find amazing and varied forms of artistic expression. More works of art will be added over the years, thanks to Jonas Nätterlund.
Jonas attended Drömme village school where he sat his final exams in the spring of 1938. That summer he was confirmed in Sidensjö church. In the autumn he was given the chance to study for a further six weeks but after that Jonas’ schooldays were over and he had to help out with various tasks on the farm. The same year, when Jonas was only fourteen years old, his father died. From then on, he and his mother had to take over the entire running of the farm. Jonas’ mother, who was already in poor health, is said to have been consumed by grief and Jonas became withdrawn. People in the neighbourhood saw less and less of him and very little is known of his teenage years. Before his father’s death, Jonas was said to be like any other teenager. He liked skiing and playing football; he was clever and learned new skills with ease.READ MORE