«and so we wait» has in many ways been my artistic response to months of lockdown, uncertainty, fear, but also hope. Waiting for the world to go back to what it was before, waiting to get back into it. The 16-piece cross stitch work took 13 months to complete and gave me a sense of purpose as well as adding structure and meaning to my days. Having such a large scale project helped me make sense of a situation that was unlike anything I had ever faced before. When the wait is so uncertain and abstract, the horizon in front of you changes every day, some days you can almost touch it, some days it’s obscured by heavy fog. I don’t think I am done waiting yet, but by completing this project at least I have arrived somewhere.
Because of the pandemic I haven’t been able to show any works for some time, but it finally seems like things are changing for the better – I’ve been invited to contribute to Ås Art Society’s 50th anniversary show. I won’t be at the opening as I’m not fully vaccinated yet, but do drop in if you’re in the area on June 5th ot the weekend after.
welcome to my new web site – after having a web site that looked more or less the same since 2012 with a small relaunch in 2017, I made the decision to start all over. In part it was technically necessary since I’ve made the transition from Mac to PC and can no longer use the old software, and also because my web designer skills are stuck in 2005 and I felt the need for something simpler and more up to date. I hope I will get better at this as I go along – please have patience and I hope you enjoy browsing through my work. This is obviously just a small fraction of it and I counted almost 300 works when I started the selection process, but more recent works will be added continously. Make sure to follow my instagram account for process photos and more.