ART PRINT RESIDENCE – a paradise for printmakers

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Four wonderful weeks!! They passed so quickly, and suddenly I am back to normal. I have to arrange everything alone, get all materials, solve every little problem – and the bigger ones, keep my studio clean….all these things which were handled so wonderfully for me at Art Print residence in Catalonia. Ariadna, Claudia and Jordi are there, arranging the studio …

To explore rather than to explain

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Through printmaking I get the tools to explore the visual language based on it´s own qualities. Not as a way to present a written story, some extern idea, but on it´s own right. The story of lines, textures, and colors meeting, mixing and building up – layer by layer. The history of the print is based on craftsmanship, invented for bringing a message …

Breaking down – building up

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In my last post I showed one of my latest works, drypoint printed in 4 monoprints with chine collé. It was time to move on, new areas to explore. I cut the plate in four. Could I make each part work as a separate image? Worth a try I thought. I started out with two of my new plates, combined with …

A print is a journey

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I love surprises. When travelling I like to explore the place I visit, to find stuff I could not read about in advance, the unexpected. For me every print is like a journey. It can be a short visit, but still leave strong impressions, or it can be a long lasting stay, forcing me to dig deeper. Some times it feels …

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 …

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 …