These playful collages are made using a combination of techniques. Most are hand-cut found images, that are sometimes later combined with watercolour, or scanned into the computer and completed digitally.
Disse kollasj arbeidene er laget med forskjellige teknikker. De fleste er klippet ut for hånd og så er det enten kombinert med vannmaling, eller skannet og gjort ferdig på PC.
Text works that explore Norwegian society through the eyes of a foreigner.
Photographic prints in a series looking at trucks in the local area. The idea for the series started whilst sitting in traffic, staring at the back of a truck. I was fascinated by the powdery surface of dirt and by the different characters of the trucks. The trucks in the series reflect the most important industries of the Jæren/Rogaland area in Norway: big rocks, oil and farming. Replacing the backgrounds with blocks of colour pushes forward the trucks' forms and character. The CMYK colour system reccurs in my work. Here there are two "extra" colours: green and the photoshop transparency background.
Posters with quotes by Arne Garborg and illustrations by me.
Large scale inatallation at Rogaland kunstsenter, Stavanger. Three windows had been covered by a false wall in the gallery space. In the installation I made the windows and the view of the buildings on the other side of the street reappear. Materials used: household paint.
Installation at Tou Scene, Stavanger. The space is imagined as a camera. The wall opposite the windows has images of the view from the windows. The images are upside-down and mirrored, as they would be in a large-format camera. A spot on the floor marks the axis for the "camera" and the words "You Are Here" place the viewers body at the centre of the work. In a filing cabinet you find a scale-model of the room. There was also a printed sheet with a scale-model of the space available for viewers to take away with them.
Installation at Stavanger kunstforening (now Stavanger kunsthall). The installation sought to reflect the space back on itself in various ways. A scale-model reflects the room inverted, at the centre of the space. One wall features a life-size photograph of the opposite wall, with the colours inverted. Another wall has a drawing on it of its opposite wall. The drawing was made with carpenters chalk-line, where a line of thread is stretched between two points then pinged onto the wall to make a line in chalk. In a side-room were works on paper: pages from my sketchbook with measurements and drawings of the space, a large sheet of paper with holes punched in it, emulating the ceiling tiles.
I have exhibited in Norway, England, Finland and Italy. Here's a selection of images from recent exhibitions.