Thursday, June 12, 2008

From The Bergen International Wood Festival

Some of you have wondered where I got the the material for a couple of posts (1, 2) I have made lately. They were from an exhibition/competition called Bergen International Wood Festival held in Bergen at the end of May this year. Unfortunately it was June before I got there, but the structures were still standing. This is only a small part of it. I ought to have used all the 4 GB of my CF-card there...








16 comments:

evlahos said...

it must be very interesting exhibition. wonderful composition and very beautiful shots. thanks for show us these artwork

Hyde DP said...

Quite a fascinating display.

Ida said...

Stilig!
Jeg burde dra på bytur oftere, ser jeg. ;)
Lenge siden sist nå.

Abraham Lincoln said...

No doubt about it, some very interesting uses for wood pieces.

imac said...

Ah, wood art, great pieces of art, you captured here Rune, my friend.
would love to see that in person.Great wooden Post.lol.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Cheers for letting me know about this post... I would love to have seen this.. I would have looked a bit weird there because I would have been smelling the wood. I still call into the wood yard where I once worked... to see the lads and of course to see, touch and smell the different woods. I got great pleasure to see the rough sawn wood come into the workshop and go out again as doors, windows stairs and such like. I also enjoyed staining and poishing the doors before leaving.. looking at the grain.. A great post for anyone to see but an even better one for a 'Wood-olic like me :O)

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh sweet! This is awesome! My husband used to sit there at the campsite and build structures with just little pieces of kindling wood or sit at home with toothpicks so you can imagine his delight at seeing these. Very nice! Wish we were there.

Dina said...

Dramatic uses of that Norwegian wood! It must be nice to have so many trees growing wild, too. Not like in Israel where almost everything is made of stone.

John said...

Meget fine bilder og fine komposisjoner du har fanget her Rune. Det er fasinerende å se hva det får til av treverk. Hvis du fylte en 4 gigs brikke så får vi vel se mere fra denne messen.

Jeg har spart en bro til neste måneds bro post :-)

Paulie said...

Absolutely beautiful -- thanks for sharing. I , too, wish I could have been there experiencing it from all angles.

Truls said...

Så tøft. Det er en sterk kontrast til Norwegian Wood i Oslo. Men den er grei den også, men navnet på "din" festival passer helt klart bedre.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Very interesting structures, we also have a wood economy here but no wood art like that.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

I was reading through the posts and Old Wom says about the smell of new cut wood, here we have mills that produce cedar boards and the saw mills smell wonderful, now if only we could blog smells.

Suzi-k said...

oh I think I've died and gone to heaven.... these are just amazing, I would LOVE to have been there.... is it an annual event? We are considering a trip to Europe in April/May next year and this would definitely be worth adding to the itinerary! Nice angles too, well done with the photos!

Benjamin Madison said...

Incredible scultures!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow this is amazing i am glad i scrolled down some more. Never seen anything like this before.