2014, drawing 30*40cm, dictionary, shelf

Some people can learn a new language in two weeks. They say they can do it by applying an intuitive understanding of what a word means depending on its sound, length, and rhythm. Words starting or ending with the same sound will often stand for similar visual forms to them.

As such, in the drawing titled “Strek – Struktur” each line follows the former, starting with a straight line that is then repeated by hand creating bumps, cracks, and a complex structure.
It is a visual and bodily meditation on the fact that in Germanic languages most words that contain Str stand for something long and thin, such as strek, stripe, strøk, which all can mean “line”, in Norwegian.