Mapping edges of space / Munch's atelier, Ekely



Mapping edges of space is an ongoing project where I use the space of Edvard Munch's atelier to create an understanding of it. The main focus is to explore the visible forms and structures; by looking, touching, listening, and  walking around at Ekely. Here, taking the objects and forms from the past, and reinterpreting them to the present. Like a form of geological framework, the drawings and paintings are connected to the space of the old building still standing here as Munch probably left it. The series of drawings work as a tracing , and function as reinterpretation bringing one's own identity  into the artwork created. Below are the drawings from the ongoing exploration.



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mapping edges of space II/ tree

The series of apple tree drawings are created by the act of touching as I walk around it holding a piece of paper between may hand and the tree; feeling it's surface, bit by bit, and it's physicality. Walking continuously  around it with my hands steadily touching it, the drawings are intimate interactions with nature. The tree itself creates the drawings through the process of simply just being able to touch it when moving around it, and the colors and lines are made by the bark itself.  The color of the bark shifts slightly as I move, from darker brown areas, lighter and other more towards greys and greens. They  are never constant, shifting as I go along, and the composition changes too. The drawing exists as a mapping of the tree.  The feeling of it shifts slightly  as the colors are not fixed or stable. The experience of the tree is creating it's own inner vibration on the paper.