Sea Glass, 2016, seaweed, thread, dimensions variable
On her many walks along Tromsø's coastline, the artist discovered various types of seaweed washed up on shore. The discarded seaweed is cleaned, shaped and dried into a sculptural medium. The installation, composed of over 100 pieces of dried kelp, is an epuration of sea grass into semi-precious 'sea glass,' revealing aspects of the landscape that might otherwise go unnoticed. Seaweed can be found in both Asia and the North, and here, it is given new meaning while linking both cultures in a nod towards the familiar and the unfamiliar.