Astri gets inspired mainly by the classical principles like the beauty of nature and the anatomy of both man and animal. Although she works in many materials, she is known for her sculptures in bronze, and in stone.Emotionally charged sculptures with seeming simplicity are what characterize the work of Astri Blokbergen.The self-taught Astri improved her techniques at several renowned institutions and artists, including the Gooische Academie situated in Laren under the guidance of sculptor Janco Berman and the Italian Kyle Smith Artspace in Pietrasanta.Astri Blokbergen is the niece of the famous Scandinavian sculptor, Ambrosia Tonnesen. The Artist has created a number of commissioned pieces for European clients. Her works are usually large, with nude-trees in bronze being her latest inspiration. She feels:Every tree I make is unique. They each radiate their own energy, which is why it can be anyone's tree of life. People recognize their own frequency in the tree.'