NORWEGIAN WOOD

TEXT: ELIZA ZIEMIŃSKA, ILLUSTRATIONS: ANDREAS LIE

BERGEN 12.9.2016

ART

When I see drawings by Andreas Lie, I remember the soundtrack from "Into the Wild", a film based on a famous book by Jon Krakauer. In one of its songs, Eddie Vedder – a Pearl Jam vocalist and an environmental activist – sings precisely about nature: “When I walk beside her, I am the better man”. The drawings are inspired by landscapes of the north and are very simple. They depict snowy mountain peaks, deep woods and auroras inscribed in animal silhouettes. Using the double exposure effect allowed Lie to combine the photo of an animal with its natural habitat. This way, he created a series entitled “Norwegian Wood”, which shows the fragile connection between fauna and flora as well as the appreciation and respect with which the young Norwegian artist looks at the nature.
Andreas Lie is a 25-year-old student of engineering fascinated by photography. His works are inspired by mountains and wilderness around Haugesund, Norway, where he grew up as well as seven peaks overgrown with forest which surround Bergen, where he currently lives. The works can be purchased via www.society6.com, www.andreaslie.com

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When I walk beside her
I am the better man
When I look to leave her
I always stagger back again

Once I built an ivory tower
So I could worship from above
When I climb down to be set free
She took me in again

There's a big
A big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world

Eddie Vedder „Hard Sun”

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