Honningsvåg harbor, boat reflections, May 13, 2020.
I’m fascinated by the patterns displayed on the fresh snow this morning. Abstract masterpieces everywhere I look.
The removing of my large shoe mosaic in the North Cape, with the purpose of restoring it, has brought back so many memories. Here is a recap of the process, via photos. And if you were wondering, 1,200 shoes is A LOT of shoes! It is inspiring to look back on the project, from whenContinue reading “Shoes! Oh, the possibilities!”
This shoe mosaic is one of the results of my environmental project, One Step at a Time, that started in 2012. It has hung outdoors since 2014, under the midnight sun and the northern lights. Its weathered many storms, and now, 5 years later, it is in need of restoration. As we just took downContinue reading “One Step at at Time – Cleaning up the Coast”
“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”
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”
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”
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”