The exhibition "Project8Bodø, Roots" shows a journey through time and space with the aid of drawings and tapestries.
Skogøy focus has been to look at nature and landscapes in the area of Bodø, Northern Norway, but also landscapes from the small island of Bornholm. And from here form interpretations which later translates into works on paper and textiles.
Skogøy imagery stems from rooting, water, horizons and visual shifts in the landscapes. Her family lives in the north of Norway, by the North Sea and has the mountains as their backdrop. The town of Bodø is located on the mainland, next to the sea, and sheltered behind the Lofoten archipelago.
On Bornholm there are both cliffs, forests, hills and open field landscapes. Moreover the island lies all alone, only accompanied by Ertholmene, in the large Baltic Sea.
Skogøy project is to form a common language between her drawings and her textiles. She utilises this methodology in her research. Whilst studying the landscapes Skogøy has been working on the expression of the quick paper sketches to achieve the same light expression whilst using embroidered textiles.
"Projekt8Bodø, Roots" is solely Skogøy personal interpretations, of what she see when she moves around the different landscapes, and fortunately the artistic expression allows for this angle.
The exhibition shows a curated selection of both the process and the final works in order to give the viewer insight into the work and process that lies behind the artworks.