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Introducing myself and my journal: Exploring Beauty


About Me:
I am a male artist working with women to create a blog/traveling art exhibit/book called Exploring Beauty. Exploring Beauty raises questions about what is real beauty, by combining interviews and photographs of real women and their thoughts about body image, cultural differences, age, sexuality, confidence, growth and, most importantly, character.

I studied art and art history at Carleton College (class of '90) in Minnesota, United States, where I split my time between the art studio and the classroom. I have exhibited in shows at Carleton College, and in galleries and artists’ cooperatives in Seattle, Antwerp and The Hague.

I continued to create art while pursuing a career in civil engineering for 15 years. In 2008, I decided to realize a lifelong dream: I became a full-time artist. A United States citizen, I currently live and work in The Hague. My website is

My Passions:
art, painting, photography,

My Challenges:
raising questions about beauty

My Vision for the Future:
empowered men and women more accepting of real women's body size and shape

My Areas of Expertise:
photography, painting, art, art history



nilima's picture

That's amazing! the way you

That's amazing! the way you are working is unique and i am sure that you will find your answers here-for the questions to know real beauties. In pulse wire you can find many beautiful women not only by their look but by their character. You will be amazed to see so many women working to make other's life beautiful!

You are most welcome to pulsewire Erik:)

And yes, i just got the first impression of your website, its beautiful way to know the real beauties! all the best!

erik hagen's picture

Exploring Beauty

Hello, and thank you so much for your welcome and your wonderful comments! It is amazing to connect to so many generous and beautiful people.
All my best,

nilima's picture



vivian's picture

You are welcome

Hello Friend,

You are welcome to Pulse Wire online community of concerned minds. It is of great pleasure to have you here and we expect to learn so much from you as you will also learn from others through the various features on world pulse. Look forward to hear more from you.



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