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Transit. 70 x 70 cm.
Leirsted. 70 x 70 cm.
The Transit project is a contemplation of migration challenges, literally, or as metaphors of human travel and growth.
The vigour and colour of the paintings stem from my Norwegian-Sicilian origin. The mere thought of the scent of Sicily’s fertile, red earth, salt sea and wild herbs, is enough to bring back powerful childhood memories, the everyday life in summer with my cousins, played out in the Sicilian heritage from antiquity and the baroque. The lack of knowledge of our respective languages made the visual and theatrical aspects important to create mutual understanding, and thus the discovery of the communicative potential of the purely visual.