Think about falling in love with somebody
Think about Mozart or Van Gogh being
Everything in life which is really nice is not
Why do you want to be efficient, when nature
is not efficient but amazingly effective?
Michael Braungart Cradle2Cradle
My work is inspired by natural living things and mechanisms.
The visual and tangible poetry, like a ballet with no choreography, growing through evolution.
Mechanisms and natural movements melt together and become kinetic objects that relate to natural forms.
Sometimes it points out the relativeness of the perception. Like the installation “Ammophila Arenaria Digitalis” (latin for dunegrass). The idea sprung to mind when I was walking through the dunes near Bergen. The poetic moving of waving grass caused by gushes of wind was wonderful to see. Dunegrass feels like natural poetry, though it is planted in batches of 9 plants per square meter to hold the sand in place. Nothing natural to it, purely functional. It is a man-created natural protection against the sea.
Sometimes the movement of a mechanism inspires and to me relates to a natural form, such as happened with the Heron’s. The folding-mechanism of the umbrella-‘legs’ is beautiful, a wonderful movement when it opens and collapses. And somehow it looked to me like a Heron.
I show a world seen with open mind. Everybody has prejudices, that’s a biological mechanism. The art of being openminded is to wonder and be curious about everything you encounter. The spectator becomes observer, wondering, in this case through my work, about their perception of the world, both introspective as surrounding them.