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In just spring

Posted in Things We Love


The Pixar lamp that jumps with glee at the head of each movie is one of my favourite animations ever. And their early cartoon “For the Birds” makes me and my nephew laugh every time we watch it (views up there in the thousands now).  So it’s really no surprise I fell in love with Rune Guneriussen’s Lost Lamps.

Guneriussen, a conceptual artist and photographer, has created these whimsical, wistful, magical installations all over Norway  (I seem to be spending time in the snowy north – not to mention in adjective-land). He creating his works from desk lamps, chairs, telephones and books yet somehow makes these ordinary objects come alive – casting them as the story tellers in his piece.
Rune takes his time conceptualising each installation series: “I keep new works with me for a long time before publishing. Mostly because they have to stand the test of time – my time.”  I love that “my time” – not anyone else’s.   He also tells the interviewer : “Do not listen to anyone else but yourself.”  Two pieces of excellent advice for life in general – especially on a cold, windy Cape Town day.

PS:  For some reason – these pictures also remind me of an ee cummings poem ‘in just spring

We met Rune here.  And thanks to My Modern Met for the introduction

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4 Comments

  1. silvia
    silvia

    simply brilliant, I LOVE it

    October 13, 2012
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  2. those images are so lovely — thanks for sharing them, I think I’ve just fallen in love with Guneriussen too (:

    October 13, 2012
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    • Thanks Jess – his eye is spectacular – check out his other images if you haven’t already. Good for the soul!

      October 24, 2012
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