Chocolate Box Studio

Andreas Siqueland

Chocolate Box Studio / The River Runs Here

 

The Offices of the County Governor of Oppland

Lillehammer

2015

In 2009 was artist in residence at Ringsveen, the former home of painter Jakob Weidemann (1923–2001), located a ten minutes drive from Lillehammer, Norway. For Christmas I received a box of Kong Haakon chocolates. The inside dimensions of the box was the exact same size as some precut boards I had prepared for painting outside. This happy coincidence made transportation of wet oil paintings much easier. Mounted to a tree, the box functioned as an easel. This allowed me to go on longer excursions into the forest up along the Mesna river. A selection of paintings later became part of the public commission Chocolate Box Studio / The River Runs Here realized at the Offices of the County Governor of Oppland in collaboration with KORO - Public Art Norway. For more information click here.