Lars Levi (Sami Artist) SUNNA
1944, Sweden

Also known as: LS

Name Lars Levi SUNNA
Birth 1944, Sweden

Lars Levi Sunna is a Swedish \"Saami\" Artist. He is from Årosjokk outside Kiruna where he now works. Having inherited skills from his father, Erik Knutsson Sunna, he opened his own handicraft workshop in 1968 after being trained as a furniture maker. He has been influenced in great measure by the old legends surrounding the Saami mythology. He has created new and startling forms but at the same time has retained a basis in the traditional Saami shape symbolism with its mediaeval oriental influences. Lars-Levi Sunna produces a wide variety of handicraft, ranging from small Snowbirds in horn to large groupings of sculptures for public display.