What She Knew I & II 

Year: 2015-2016

Format: 150 x 180 cm

Technique: Graphite and colored

pencil on paper, birch wood frames

Photo credits: Eirik Knoop.

Installation view and details from the

exhibition Platons huskestue,

Tegnerforbundet, Oslo (NO).

What She Knew (I & II) map the sky over the northern and southern hemisphere. Formally, the maps are systematic, concrete and tight, while at the same time they represent an intangible reality that is constantly changing and moving. They symbolise a particular moment in time and space when my thoughts were different from what they are now. 

What She Knew is an ongoing series of surveys of the sky. Inspired by antique planispheres, I have been drawing my own large scale celestial maps since 2016. My maps differ greatly in level of abstraction. Some contain only coordinate systems with constellation boundaries, others contain detailed mapping of stars visible to the naked eye, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies etc. 

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