Last week the centre of attention was at ONS 2010 here in Stavanger. It is a yearly gathering for the oil and energy industry and one of the world’s leading meeting place of its kind. I was asked by IRIS to decorate their stand there, and did this by making 3 colourful banners. They're a mix of hand drawn and water colour illustrations all put together in Photoshop. It was quite challenging to work with such a large scale (each banner was 90x220cm), and I don't know how many times I lost my temper with the computer.. But I survived and was pleased with the result, and more importantly was the people at IRIS. Here it is:

IRIS had a drawing competition for children where they asked them to draw their thoughts on CO2, alternative energies and our future regarding this. The drawings were put up next to my banners, so I was in good company!

details from the banner:



I've always loved going to the library; being there and getting lost in all the stories and pictures. I forget the time when I'm there too. I wanted to share with you some the images I was drawn to this time. All the colour photos are taken from a book about a Norwegian/Swedish designer duo; Arne & Carlos. I like what they say about the chandelier; that it was made out of pure boredom one evening. It reminded me that it is important to give yourself the space and time to think for yourself (no distracting tv..), so yes; it's ok to be bored now and then. It's necessary. The beautiful drawings are taken from a book about Norwegian drawing Artists (published by Tegnerforbundet). So, have a look..

Above: Margaret Kirkwood Andresen

Below: Bjørg Omholt

Below: Lillebet Foss

Below: Lykke Frydenlund

(I remember making clothes for my barbie too.. And of course; cutting their hair!)