How come you started collecting polar bears? What made you particularly fond of it?
I went down to the Chelsea Art Fair during my stay in London in the '80s. The first thing I saw was a polar bear lamp in white alabaster. I adopted the epithet "beautiful and dangerous".
Do you have a personal favourite?
I like everything from Royal Copenhagen and my two bears from Lisa Larson.
Have you named your polar bears?
Yes, everyone's name is Skifs.
Where would you like to see the collection to end up?
Someone who wants them and cares about their survival.
Are you going to start collecting something new now?
I will gather strength for my survival.