Awakening to this world

When I, a year ago yesterday, started my simple project AN IMAGE A DAY, I was – amongst other things – inspired by Cynthia Newberry Martin’s wonderful blog 365 TRUE THINGS . But instead of using my daily practice as a way of catching myself, I turned my gaze outwards.  What I have discovered this last year, is that…

Fjøløy Lighthouse

Still testing my new camera, I decided to take a day off and visit Fjøløy Lighthouse, a 45 minutes drive from where I usually spend my days. Fjøløy Lighthouse was built in 1849. The lighthouse station comprises the light, the engine house, a house, an outhouse and a boathouse. The lighthouse was automated in 1977, but the…

The point where the sky and the earth touch…

I am doing a little research on the firmament, that is; the concept of it. It’s common knowledge – but still worth a second thought: The word firmament comes from the Latin firmus, or “firm,” and this description of the sky as something solid reflects ancient ideas of the way the universe was constructed. The…

Field report

I live in two houses, one by the sea and another by the ocean. The one by the sea is at Hundvåg, in Stavanger, a town house in a busy neighborhood . The ocean-house is in the country side. It takes me an hour to drive from one to the other. This week I’m by the…

looking down into heaven

– apropos art’s potential to heal Is it a banal idea to believe art can have healing qualities? Adrian Searle and lots of nameless online commentators seems to believe so. Wolfgang Laib on the other hand, original educated as a medical doctor, has a different kind of view. Laib understands art as possessing a spiritual healing function…

DAY BY DAY, GOOD DAY

Tag Um Tag Ist Guter Tag Apropos art & everyday life: Since 1974, the German artist Peter Dreher has painted nearly 5,000 versions of the same picture: a realistic, life-size image of a plain, cylindrical water glass centrally placed on a blank surface against a white wall. Peter Dreher “Nr. 44 (Day),” from 1982, in…

ramshackle

Sometimes I do not understand my own preoccupation with neatness, when there clearly is so much beauty to be found in untidiness   Engøy (0,1 km2, 424 inhab) Stavanger, 24. april 2014