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Skandi Africa

By spotogspindel | April 20, 2015

Skandi Africa is the newest and biggest offshore-vessel in DOF. It´s 33 meters wide and 130 meters long! (Thats´108 feet wide and 426 feet long). It is currently in the Netherlands, where a giant crane and an even bigger tower is being mounted. The crane alone can lift 900 tons! It is huge, this ship! I feel so honored to be one of three artists chosen to decorate this ship.

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(Read more about the ship by clicking the picture above)

I´ve been onboard for three days now, getting everything up (around 140 pictures all together). With me I had Elise, who´s the head procurment-manager for the ship. And such a delight to work with. I am happy to take you on a little art-tour of the ship 🙂

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Let´s start in the mess. It´s the biggest of the common-areas rooms, with seating for 110. The color-scheme is light green, and we pieced pictures to match and contrast. My pictures are matched with Kyrre Møgster´s oil-paintings of people around the world.

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“Ustadige Skudenes/unreliable Skudenes”, 60×90 cm

There is accommodation for 140 people onboard, and I can reveal that they will not go hungry. The chefs onboard are excellent!

Oselvarbaug

“Oselvarbaug/row-bow”,  50×60 cm

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“The secret garden”, 40×40 cm

Right by the mess is the recreation-room, one of the busier lounges.

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In addition to The star-gazer by Kyrre Møgster, I have 5 pictures this room.

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“The smell of childhood summers”, 60×90 cm

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“Yellow seahouse”, 50×60 cm

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“Row of sea-houses”, 45×90 cm

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 “Espevaer”, 50×60 cm

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Huddling houses”,  ca 50x 60 cm

Moving up 3 stories, the captain´s lounge is another of the main gathering areas for free time relaxation. The modern splash of color behind the TV is a good match with my picture next to it.

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The windows here add so much light, stretching from floor to ceiling.

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“Njørd rowingclub”, 60x80cm

Another wall in the same lounge. I made a relief-series of the history of shipping. A bit abridged. From the stone age, via the viking-ships, the sailing-ships, a steamer and finally a DOF offshore-vessel.

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They are all digital photo collage, printed on and cut in aluminum.

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A detail from the stone age.

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Yet another lounge. The theme here is people of the world, and it is held in blue and purple hues.

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My two pictures are Japanese. Two young girls dressed in traditional kimonos.

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And a real samurai warrior in all his gear. Both ca 40×60 cm

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The lady is painted by Kyrre Møgster. The arrow-heads I made in raku-pottery. A little close-up:

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Moving on to the smokers lounge. The lounges are lying next to each other, with windows between them, which makes it both much lighter and more social.

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“Siggjo”, 50×100 cm

In the library I also have 6 pictures.

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First, the old history of Bergen, represented with these two pictures, printed on brushed aluminum.

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“Bergen 1”, 40×60 cm

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“Bergen 2”, 40×60 cm

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“Bergen Panorama”, 35×70 cm +35×70 cm

This picture is devided into two halves, and is a modern day picture of how Bergen is now. Originally this and some of the other pictures were made for a ship called Skandi Bergen, and the Captain wanted some pictures from the city. This ship was sold, and the art meant for it was transferred to this ship.

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A room is never complete without some naked rock faces 😉

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“Salty treasures”, 50×60 cm

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“A long days night towards spring”, ca 40×40 cm

A detail of the wooden mosaic. Cut pieces of oak, 4×4 cm, are painted separately and glued down on a hidden wooden board.

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One floor up is the officers deck, with the Captain´s cabin and office. The room has big windows, from ceiling to floor, and is filled with light. The furniture is also light.

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He chose the pictures he liked best, and picked this acrylic painting of a little boat lying safely at harbor in the fog.

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“Foggy afternoon”, 45×90 cm

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“Help is on the way”, 50×60 cm

A captain is also head of security, so this safety-belt/ring was a natural choice.

Moving on to the chief and his cabin.

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He´s got a starfish clinging to an old, rusty anchor and a close-up from a sailing-ship.

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Festefest

“Hanging in there”, 50×60 cm

This is from one of the clients´s cabins.

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All the cabins are beautifully decorated, with leather sofas and chairs, stereo/tv/computer, a desk, and a bed of course.

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“Geitung”, 60×80 cm

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 “Floating”, 50×60 cm

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The Captain and Elise in front of the big yellow tower that will be mounted on deck. The Captain took us on a tour of the ship before we left, and I am in awe of all the knowledge needed  that culminates in building a ship like this.

The ship doesn´t get baptized until August, they still need some time to mount the big crane and tower on deck. But it´s not to early for me to wish them the best of luck with all the future voyages!

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