Wednesday, 14 December 2011
The open association of Kragerø-based artists "Bølgeblikk" exhibiting at the gallery of Kragerø art association. I participated in mounting the exhibition, which is always quite challenging when there really is no common denominator apart from belonging to an artist association.. We did the job, though, and people thought it was a well mounted exhibition.
My works are the three in the middle.
Posted by Aase G at Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Friday, 18 November 2011
As I went through some photos on my computer, I found these from last summer, it's the view from our living room. They are quite representative of this past summer, very wet and very green.
We often see deers in our garden. Beautiful yes, but also a big problem if you want to grow things. The fencing of our vegetable garden was something of a project, but the deers have no respect: They jump over, or else crawl under it, and eat whatever they fancy.
Posted by Aase G at Friday, November 18, 2011
Saturday, 10 September 2011
Monday, 8 August 2011
Friday, 8 July 2011
Stills from the 1970 film Den romantiske skoven - Dyrehaven by Per Kirkeby and Jørgen Leth. The Danish band Efterklang uses material from this film for their video Modern Drift. It's in color and very beautiful, the song is very nice too.
Posted by Aase G at Friday, July 08, 2011
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
"...But one of Nash’s most impressive and widely hailed works can never be moved anywhere. Further down the Vale of Ffestiniog, where he stayed with his grandfather as a child, are four acres of prime Welsh woodland surrounded by grand, dome-like hills. Having inherited this terrain, Nash decided to plant 22 ash trees there in the late-1970s. He chose ash because it is a very resilient tree, forever contorting itself in order to seek the light. And over the decades, with the help of careful pruning, and splashing of faux fox’s urine to keep the bark-stripping squirrels away, Nash has made Ash Dome grow into an impressive natural sculpture that echoes the forms of the encircling hills.
Nash loves working with wood. ‘There’s a profound wisdom there, stretching over millennia,’ he tells me. ‘I take my cue from what the material suggests to me. And this exhibition will reveal 40 years of my research. I am a researcher into the science and anthropology of trees and the wood they produce. For every culture and civilisation, wood is a fundamental survival material for building, defending, cooking and so much more. I’m also a maker of objects that are motivated by an idea, an attitude of a healthy relationship with our outer skin, the environment." (excerpt from interview found here)
see film here
Posted by Aase G at Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Sunday, 8 May 2011
They may look like kitchen towels, but they are woodblock prints. I took the pictures in the afternoon light, it comes through the window of my work space. I liked the way it made the prints look light and floating.
One of the nice things about Japanese wood-block printing (moku-hanga) is that you can do it at home, and you don't need a huge printing press. You use a tool called "baren" (a disc covered with bamboo leaves) to impress the ink/colour into the paper. There are numerous steps to make before you start printing, though... cutting the block, preparing the paper, making the nori (a binder consisting of rice paste and water) ... But it's all very low tech, non-toxic and the technique has not changed much since it was introduced to Japan by Bhuddist missionaries in the 8th century. I like it.