My work is an echo

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My work is an echo. During the process my experiences in life are reflected, – a walk in the garden, a meeting, it can be whatever, and hits me most directly when I am not prepared. There is an underflow of events binding it all together, making it my universe, my place on earth where I follow my own paths – …

Forgetting about my intensions

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Last night I finished this monotype/collage. I started it when I was an artist in residence at Zea Mays Printmaking in Massachusetts more than a year ago. Some pictures just need time to mature, to get their message through to me. Or may be it is the other way around, I have to forget about my intentions, to see the picture as …

Iceland – buildings in landscape.

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It is like a painting. All colors are all ready there, and the brush is painting the landscape with light. Highlighting, dissolving and changing the picture as you are looking. Our hosts of the Stiflisdalur Artsymposium, Margret and Sverrir, took us on three day trips in the area north and west of our base camp. Of course there are hundreds of …

Art symposium in Iceland

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Being an artist is often a lonely situation. Getting out of the studio, meeting new people, breaking daily rutines, leaving the comfort zone is a necessity. A new adventure was waiting in 2016. I was invited by German artist Margret Schopka to participate in a symposium in Iceland. She has arranged several symposiums over the years, at her place in …

Why Zea May?

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  I have a great studio in my home, just perfect for me. I have a room for drawing, painting, digital work etc, and I have my print studio. So what more do I need? Why travel all the way to Massachusetts to work with prints? The setting might be of importance, and the the eqipment of the studio. The …

Artist in residency

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Hi there, you have not seen me for long now – and vice versa. I intended to blog more regularly, but then I did not. It just did not happen. Hope you missed me, and hope you will catch up again. That is what it is all about, i think – hope. It is a totally gray, rainy day. It …

høst i februar

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Det var høsten jeg kjente på, vinden og bladene som fyker. Ulmende rødtoner mot mørk, fuktig bakgrunn. Lukten av høst slik jeg opplever det rett utenfor atelier-døren. Trestammer mot vintergrønne rododendron. Alt tar tid for å modnes. Nå var høsten modnet og klar – i februar.  Jeg tar mot bildene som gamle venner. Tenker ikke på om de passer i selskapet. De lever i meg, og …

JEG VIL VÆRE ET SANGKOR

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    Hver dag er en kamp. Jeg sloss for friheten. Mot naturen er det jeg kjemper. Den vi bærer i oss, som tilhører vanedyret, som søker tryggheten og trives med rutiner – gjentagelser. Hver dag må jeg tvinge meg forbi, ut i åpent landskap, utenfor referanserammene mine. Det jeg søker trekker seg videre og bort for hvert skritt jeg tar. Hver gang jeg …