I showed part I of the project "The little deception"
in my studio during Oslo Open.
A lavish still life in "green" placed in a terrarium
(200×60×70cm) taking its cue from Flemish 1600s painting
and from my vegan life choice. An unpredictable work where I make
a real and at the same time surreal attempt at "halting"
the decay, keeping the world together using good, old-fashioned
embroidery as well as modern food preservation using CO2 and Nitrogen
documentation below shows a selection of tests first in closed
plastic bags filled with CO2 and/or Nitrogen gas, and photo sketches
of the process in the terrarium over a week. In addition, I showed
drawing, photo, and textile.
"Still Life - The Small Deception", a project starting
with the still life tradition and its detailed realism, hidden
symbols, and imitation of Nature /mimesis. Flemish painters also
called it "bedriegertje" - The small deception. Another
central theme of the still life tradition is " "vanitas"
- a moral reminder the transience of all things and the futility
My project consists of an opulent still life made up out of real
fruit, vegetables, and plants, taking as its starting point a
work of Flemish painters.
It is placed in a glass terrarium (200×60×70cm) filled
with CO2 gas. Here, I will investigate the encounter between the
old knowledge and techniques of women on one side, and new research
and technology. I document the process along the way through drawing
My intervention of mending / embroidering the food and the CO2
conservation of food in decay is not apparent at first glance,
but a closer look at the sumptuous and tempting tableaux reveals