Textile

Mantles


Mantel for Maren 

The Ascension
Knit work: Wool, cotton. 300x240x15 cm. 2018









Mantel for Maren 

The Seven Babies  
Knit work: Wool, cotton. 114x245x18 cm. 2018










Mantel for Maren 

The Eye
Knit work: Wool, cotton. 120x240x17 cm. 2016-2017






Mantel for Maren 

The Night
 200x260x19 cm. 2017










Mantel for Ingeborg Tomine. 
Knit work: Wool, cotton, jute, sheep hide. 118x219 cm. 2015






Mantel for Gunhild Oline
Knit work: Wool, cotton, acrylic. 140x235x23 cm. 2016-2017








Mantel for Kari. Knit work: Wool, cotton. 115x210x17 cm. 2015














Mantel for Nina. Knit work: Wool, cotton. 103x240x23 cm. 2018








In 2013, my mother was sent to a nursing home after a fall in her social security apartment. I stayed in this apartment for a few days while I visited her. In a small chest of drawers beside her favorite chair I found knitting needles and yarn. She herself had not knitted in years. I learned to knit as five to six years old, probably from Mom, something I only vaguely remember. Mom told, however, that she once looked into my room in the middle of the night and saw me still awake. I was sitting in my bed with huge, shining eyes, knitting on my project, which at that time was a teddy bear. Think it was yellow or brown.
   Knit interest went fairly quickly over, but now, as I sat in her apartment and she was lying in the nursing home and did not know where she was, I took up the knitting needles. 
    Some titles refer to my foremothers; Kari etc.