About the Book
This is the story of a day in The White Poppies life, the day everything changed! The temptation was irresistable when the wind introduced them to the dance of life.
All photoes are from my garden, which also functions as my outdoor studio. Today it is the 3rd of November. Last year we had allready had winter for a forthnight at this time. This year the poppies are making another attempt to flower. I wonder, did the dance encourage them to this hazardous attempt? When I received my copy of the book I headed for the garden, showing it to the poppies - even reading them the story. In hard times like this imagination is the most important feature. I am happy to tell they enjoyed my story. I hope you will do the same.
I live and work in Bergen, Norway. Growing up in a spectacular landscape with tall mountains raising from the fjord I early got a close relationship to nature. I feel like a combination of a hunter and a farmer. I hunt for my visions in all I see, in the light reflected in water, in a withered plant, in the wrinkles of a human face etc. I collect it all and bring my treasures back to my studio where I reorganize the materials, seeing it freshly and exceed my limits to get new experiences. I started my career as a printmaker, and working digitally with photo, building layer upon layer, feels very natural to me. I like to see my work used in different settings, from art exhibitions to commissioned works. My largest commission = for an oil rig measuring 20 meters. My last commission was a series of 6 large photo based works measuring 150x150cm. I also enjoy working with books. There is a link to my CV at my homepage.