Motions in Moss 

Exhibition view, 2020

Motions in Moss #1

Painting, 2019
Ink, red marker, moss

111,5 x 76,5cm

"Motions in Moss" paintings are a part of  "Connective issues" work. "Connective issues" consists of two works, one being a ceramic and moss sculpture and the other one being a series of ink paintings painted with dried moss as the brush.

We are born with almost all of the neurons in our brain that we will ever have. Although the cells alone are not what make us human. The connections between them, called synapses, are what able humans to learn, move, think, communicate and do just about everything.

It is through these neural connections that memories are stored, habits cultivated and personalities shaped. Most of the connections are made in the first three years of being alive, with more than one million synapses forming every second. The already made connections will stay with us throughout adulthood and changing them is found out to be strenuous and often painful. Our mental health is very much dependent on our development and the environment we are in in our early childhood years./


The works represent neural connections, our relations to nature and the way the outside elements form the brains landscape.

The work was a part of a project "Dissections".

Motions in Moss #1

Painting (detail), 2019

Ink, red marker, moss

111,5 x 76,5cm

Motions in Moss #2

Painting, 2019
Ink, red marker, moss

111,5 x 76,5cm

Motions in Moss #3

Painting, 2019
Ink, red marker, moss

111,5 x 76,5cm