Sunday, 13 September 2015

The Evangerista

IMAG0103The most adventurous accommodation of our Norwegian trip was to stay at the Kunstkafe of Mona Nordaas in Evanger, a tiny hamlet by a lake. It was a challenge with a small child and the wet weather, but nevertheless the hostel-cum-cafe was an inspiration! Mona is an artist and has made her home her art, filling it with strange sculptures and intriguing textiles. It tempted me again towards dreams of painting flowers all over the walls of our home, something I'd never get away with! IMAG0109 However, I was also bewitched and inspired by the pictures of Mona's installation art - a technique that really resonate for me, if only I had the space to work this way! Mona creates floor installations with found materials and ephemera. Usually pattern or spiritual based designs, they are large, colourful and bewitching and make lovely use of the magical things that we find all the time!
Must do something with all my bits and pieces! Colour tubs? Mona and I also discussed the brilliance of doing activities in this style with families, where everyone can contribute to something beautiful and bigger than themselves.