Celebrate the Light

The architectural structure built to house the Sealing Vessel, MS Polstjerna, celebrates the arctic light, casting geometric shadows on the frosted landscape. The building has been home to the MS Polstjerna since 2005. This Sealing Vessel was built in 1949 and sailed 33 hunting voyages, between 1949 and 1981. It is a beautiful combination ofContinue reading “Celebrate the Light”

Inspiring Street Art – Walls of Women

“For centuries, many stories of ground-breaking women scientists, explorers, artists and the like have been overlooked. In Tromsø, Norway, there is not a single sculpture portraying a known woman. WOW Tromsø is committed to telling their stories by making their murals.” – Liv Ragnhild Kjellman, founder of Walls of Women This mural of Wanny WoldstadContinue reading “Inspiring Street Art – Walls of Women”

Look Up! – Chris Reddy Street Art

In “Look Down, Not Up – Tiny Street Art”, I focused on a minuscule detail of Chris Reddy`s work. I admit this was a bit misleading, as his art is far from small. This mural spans the length of a large building in downtown Tromsø. On his website, he explains that he likes to paintContinue reading “Look Up! – Chris Reddy Street Art”

A Winter Landscape Revealed

Just two weeks ago, Winter was on its way. Sixteen days later, a blanket of snow has covered the land. And just like that, a peaceful winter landscape revealed itself.

Look Down, Not Up – Tiny Street Art

I have walked through this narrow passageway countless times, and I have to admit that I have never stopped to study this gigantic graffiti wall, created by Chris Reddy. But thanks to my quest to study the street art of Tromsø, I discovered a delightful surprise hidden in the middle of walkway. I want toContinue reading “Look Down, Not Up – Tiny Street Art”

When Street Art Makes You Smile – Martin Whatson

I love this piece by artist, Martin Whatson. Martin, born in 1984, grew up in Olso, Norway, and is one of the country’s leading street artists. His recognisable style, combining abstract movements with figurative stencilled compositions, is eye-catching, whimsical and fun. What lies behind the the facades of gray? What colorful realms are waiting toContinue reading “When Street Art Makes You Smile – Martin Whatson”

Tour Street Art of Tromsø – 85 year old Marit Bockelie

I am an artist at Once Upon a Dream Studio. So when I walk around Tromsø, I cannot help but be inspired by the local street art. And I’ve been surprised and delighted by the vast range of styles and subject matter. From historical, cultural and beautiful to disturbing and provoking. Each piece has aContinue reading “Tour Street Art of Tromsø – 85 year old Marit Bockelie”

Momentary Masterpieces

It was a beautiful day for an autumn walk, the trees forming a canopy of oranges, golds, reds and rusts. I took photos of the surrounding mountains, the lake and the autumn colors. But that will have to wait, because instead, I found treasures on the waters´ surface. The glistening reflections of the sun bouncingContinue reading “Momentary Masterpieces”