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 boards I had prepared for painting outside. This happy coincidence made transportation of wet oil paintings when painting outisde home much easier. Mounted to a tree, the box could be used as an easel. This allowed me the opportunity to go on longer excursions into the forest and up the Mesna river. The box and a selection of paintings realized within it, along with a diary note, later became part of the public commissioned work 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 about the project click here.

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