Sculpture that has been formed through an open and explorative making process engaged in the forest, trees and wood as a relational material to become with.
Process -unfolding along the way
The sculpture was made during a residency at Kunstarena, located in the forest, in the inland of Norway.
It took form through my methods of working site-specific and without having planned out any end result when starting a new project. Instead I develop the work in relation to the opportunities and possibilities that exist within a projects context.
This means that I let the ides that emerge in me when meeting the new environment and its social and material possibilities to take the lead in how the work unfold.
The 19-meter-long sculpture got its form and is carried up by stubs that was standing on the site. They are holding up a beam made of recycled wood coming from a Kunstarena’s nearby neighbor, Sven.
The masonry wall is made out of windfallen trees laying in the forest around the sculpture and a mortar made out of clay, sand, horse feces, straw and sawdust; Materials that I have been gathering from the surrounding landscape.
The metal frames are recycled material from Kunstarena and the neighbor Ole-Erik.
Some moments in the building process were done with great help from:
Beam (building): Sebastian Østlie
Beam (splitting logs): Sven Grønstad
Metal plates (”roof”): Morten Gran