for my graduation project I decided to book a flight to oslo, and spend a month travelling through scandinavia. i did not plan anything, and spend most of my nights on the couches and extra beds of friendly people I met along the way. during my stay i took pictures, kept a diary, collected things, and recorded sounds. when I arrived back home, i started making small etchings about my trip. i noticed most of my work was about 'feeling at home'. what caught my attention was that i could feel at home in so many places. even if I was alone, eating an apple next to a glacier. i started to ask myself a lot of questions. what is home? why do you feel at home somewhere? could something help you feel at home when you're far away?
my final work is an amulet and talisman, offering you safety and luck. on the left side you can find one of my etchings, made after places where I felt at home. on the right side I can write a special message for your loved ones. it is a take-away reminder of home, close to your heart.
all my etchings are also on sale for 70 euro a piece including frame, in limited edition of twelve pieces.
let me know if you'd like one!
most of the pictures shown here appear bigger than they are in real life. please note the sizes written underneath each picture
etching made after a house i slept in for a week in hamnoy, lofoten, norway
etching made after a mountain near narvik, norway
etching made after the hardangerjøkulen glacier in finse, norway
found pine cone
7x7 cm (including border)
a little house in finse, norway
abandoned house near hamnoy, lofoten islands, norway
more coming soon...
i need to come up with a good way to present them on this blog :)