Detail of starmap made with graphite and acrylic paint on paper (part of a series). Photo.

What She Knew X


2018

74,5 x 107 cm

Graphite, coloured pencil and acrylic paint on paper

What She Knew is an ongoing series of surveys of the sky. Inspired by antique planispheres, I have been drawing my own celestial maps since 2015. My maps differ greatly in level of abstraction. Some contain only coordinate systems with constellation boundaries, others contain detailed mapping of stars visible to the naked eye, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies etc. 


What She Knew (I-X) maps the sky over the northern and southern hemisphere. Each individual map symbolise a particular moment in time and space when my thoughts and feelings were different from what they are now. My maps are systematic, concrete and fixed, while simultaneously representing remote and intimate realities, in perpetual motion and flux. 

What She Knew VI & VII


2017

100 x 100 cm

Graphite, coloured pencil and acrylic paint on paper

Installation view and detail from the exhibition Mazes, Nebulae, Sedimentations, House of Foundation, Moss (NO), 2017. 

Installation view of two large starmaps at exhibition at Cosmoscow, Moscow. Photo.
Detail of starmap made with graphite and acrylic paint on paper (part of a series). Photo.
Detail of starmap made with graphite and acrylic paint on paper (part of a series). Photo.

What She Knew IV & V


2017

150 x 180 cm

Graphite, coloured pencil and acrylic paint on paper

Installation view and details from Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, Moscow (RU), 2017. With Locus. 

What She Knew VIII & IX


2018

32 x 32 cm

Graphite, coloured pencil and acrylic paint on paper

Detail of starmap exhibited at Norske Grafikere, Oslo. Photo.

What She Knew III


2017

100 x 100 cm

Graphite, coloured pencil and acrylic paint on paper 

Installation view and detail from the exhibition Print Matters, Norske Grafikere, Oslo (NO), 2017. 

Detail of starmap exhibited at Norske Grafikere, Oslo. Photo.
Detail of starmap made with graphite on paper. Photo.
Detail of starmap made with graphite on paper. Photo.
Detail of starmap made with graphite on paper. Photo.
Detail of starmap made with graphite on paper. Photo.
Detail of starmap made with graphite on paper. Photo.
Detail of starmap made with graphite on paper. Photo.
Detail of starmap made with graphite on paper. Photo.
Installation view of two large starmaps made with graphite on paper,  from an exhibition at Tegnerforbundet, Oslo. Photo.
Installation view of two large starmaps made with graphite on paper,  from an exhibition at Tegnerforbundet, Oslo. Photo.
Detail of starmap made with graphite on paper. Photo.

What She Knew I & II


2015

150 x 180 cm

Graphite and coloured pencil on paper

Installation view and details from the exhibition Platons huskestue, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo (NO), 2016. Photo credits: Eirik Knoop.