Geopolitical Landscapes; hendeler i vann, 2023
Watercolors on paper, 150 x 100 cm
An exploration of the intersection between nature and human influence through a lens of imagination. In this series, each image shares a common horizon, serving as a stage. The weather takes center stage, telling stories of mirages, cloud formations, and atmospheric pressure. The skies become a canvas, balancing between beauty and an underlying sense of impending disaster. Nestled by the sea, amidst the passage of warships and helicopters across the North Sea, the once neutral weather has taken on political undertones. The series unfolds as a reflection of this transformation, where the fascination with apocalyptic scenarios permeates political, aesthetic, and scientific spheres. In this immersive experience, water becomes a reactive defense, adapting to changing colors, random occurrences, and controllable elements. It's a space where the mind isolates, allowing elements to surface and evoke longings, ancient memories, and meditative contemplation. A third place emerges—a landscape suspended between reality and the abstract, not yet tangible. "Hendelser i Vann" uncovers hidden and immaterial relationships within the landscape, shedding light on the unseen threads that connect nature, humanity, and the intangible. Enter this captivating world, where the artist's lens unveils a landscape that defies the ordinary. "Hendelser i Vann" invites exploration into the uncharted territories of emotion, thought, and existence—a glimpse into a realm beyond the familiar, a sanctuary for the curious soul. This is a beginning of a prosess, a series of work on Geo-political landscapes.