I wish to accentuate frailty – the fragile, beautiful but breakable connections between things. In and between people. In nature itself, and in our dependence of it. To me strength looses its purpose unless the fragile side of things is focused upon.
Through painting I try to get closer to things I cannot comprehend or articulate through words alone. The motives emerge on the surface through the working process. I grab and develop fragments or perceptions into moods or little stories on the surface. Photos or sketches from direct observation are therefore not part of my painting process. They are more like snapshots from things I somehow remember, or from fantasy or both. Balancing the urge to tell a story on one hand, and listening and open things up on the other, is thus both my challenge and my drive.
I use acrylic paints, charcoal and Indian Ink on canvas.
Vigdis B Søvik