Eilin Midtbø

Being a norwegian plays an important part of life.  The History, the seasons, the scenery and the traditions influence and order the days.  Memories and folktales are not easily forgotten, but are a part of ones thoughts and ideas, some very visible and strong, others mere shadows or silhouettes.  The silence that is often felt in a room where someone is working becomes a part of ones personality.  Labor intensive projects mirror the history and traditions of the past.  Old forgotten bits and pieces are being re-used to create something new.  Lines and grid-patterns create structure and order along with systems for production that makes it possible to time the end of a project.  The labor put into every object or project where small details or fragments are put together, seems to reflect life and time itself building one minute after another, one piece onto another, one stitch next to another, to create a whole.