Painting the final corrections on my decoration for Skagen rescue station. The title is ”Rescue Zone”. It will be revealed on 20 December. Listening to ”Godspeed you the black emperor” – this group is playing symphonic rock which is quite sublime. I discovered the music recently when my daughter Anna played it for me.
My decoration is a painting on two canvases of 2X3 meters, put closely together so that the final image measures 3X4 meters. The painting is monochrome, black, graded in a large scale of grey. The subject is violent, dramatic and inconceivable. I have mixed elements of rescue men working with elements from my imagery. It is my hope that the rescue workers will use my work as a daily inspiration and joy. Perhaps they will use their interpretations of what is going on in the picture and be actively co-creators of the work, when they guide visitors in the station. The estimate number of visitors a year is about 3,000, so I guess imagination can run wild when the rescue workers have to answer questions about the content of the image? I hope so!
Now the light is fading, and I have to paint before it is getting too dark. The dusk is fantastic but unfortunately a too short period period of time to paint in!