Portrait of the Artist as a Young Mouse
This special edition diorama that I created the winter 2019, is a miniature scale replica of the Norwegian artist and painter Lars Elling’s studio in Oslo.
I made the tiny tubes of paint and the little bottles, boxes and jars mainly from polymer clay and wood.
I made the trolley itself from wood, combined with some sculpting.
This is the first time I incorporated electric light in my work.
To create a chandelier like the one he has in his studio, I used elements like thin wire, old glass pearls, and some crystal beads.
This is the first time I have done lino-print.
I printed with two different colours, then hand-painted the details with acrylic paint using a very fine brush.
I made a replica of some of his paintings, like this; The Comfort of Strangers.
I used his own signature technique; egg-oil-tempera.
A studio inside a studio