Besides working as a visual artist, I write. I am also a keen vegetable gardener, which I have been since my impoverished student  days in Bergen when my husband and I were lent a small patch where we could grow our own vegetables and save money. We never stopped. Everywhere we have lived we have cultivated, finally settling in the forest in Birkenes. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world, says Wendell Berry, one of my heroes. This philosophy – and my art – is pivotal in my books. I carve seeds in stone and I sow seeds in my vegetable garden. The necessity of the seed is beyond doubt, its potential is overwhelming. Like love. Seeds and love, both may save us from perishing.

About MY GARDEN

ALABASTER  ·  ALL FLESH IS GRASS  ·  BUTTERFLY EGGS  ·  BØLER CHURCH  ·  DOLOROSA  ·  FROM ASH  ·  FROM EARTH  ·  HAUGENPARKEN  ·  HIS CHILD  ·  LILY AND BIRCH  ·  MAIL ART

MY GARDEN  ·  NOW  ·  PLANTASI  ·  RART ·  SCRIPT IMAGES  ·  SEED OBJECTS  ·  SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN  ·  VANITAS  ·  WAITING ROOM