In 2015 I was commissioned to create art for Fagerli school in Larvik,
8 drawings where installed on a long wall in the large entrance hall of the school.
Art-Consultant: Grethe Hald.
The drawings are of to animals from different habitats, floating or flying in space, communicating in various ways.
Pencil drawing on Arches watercolor paper, mounted in steel frames with non-reflective glass.
LOCUS: Bee Sanctuary Garden
"LOCUS Bee Sanctuary - Dagny Juels hage" is a public art project by LOCUS
(Tanja Thorjussen and Thale Fastvold) in collaboration with architect Don Lawrence.
The garden is a buffet for bees, bumblebees and other pollinators.
Named after Dagny Juel (1867-1901) it incorporates her lyric poetry text "I Tusmørke".
The beegarden is one of several artprojects where we focus on the pollinators precarious situation and honor women pioners in the arts.
It will be at the site at Kontraskjæret in Oslo through fall 2019.
The project is supported by Bilfritt Byliv, Oslo Kommune Kulturetaten
Studio Toad: Performance / Land-Art / installation
Working with land-art and performance in the public space create a juxtaposition to my more meditative drawings I make in the studio.
Since 2013 I have collaborated with Don Lawrence (Architect) in creating Land art, performance and site specific public art installations and proposals under the name of Studio Toad. Thematically our work explore liminal space, time and place. We work with site specific, environmental and sculptural work and on commission.
CoSA - Concerning the spiritual in art
Since 2016 I am involved in the project CoSA - Concerning the Spiritual in Art. Exploring the spiritual in contemporary art as well as the historical from about 100 years ago.
In 2017-18 LOCUS (Fastvold og Thorjussen) collaborated with LATERNA (Iro Olsen and Marianne Skjeldal) researching the spiritual in art with studytrips and various artprojects in Athens (GR), Monte Verità (CH), Kvaløy, Hammerfest and Oslo (NO).
Image shows performance by LOCUS and LATERNA at Hill of the Muses in Athens Greece.
The collaborative project was supported by Kulturrådet.