ONE STEP AT A TIME
From Ocean Trash to Arctic Art – One of my favorite things to do is go hiking. On our family’s first expedition to a lovely, remote beach, we were shocked by the harsh reality that met our eyes – Heaps of trash washed up on the shore. My oldest daughter, 5 at the time, whispered, “It’s sad here, Mommy.” And I couldn’t have agreed more.
In 2012, I started a project with an environmental focus: “One Step at a Time”. Two years later, the exhibition opened, as 1,200 weather-worn shoes,boots and flip-flops from the North Cape coastline had been turned into collages and mosaics. Each piece is a visual reminder of the footprints we leave on the planet we call home.
This project has received national and international television, radio and magazine coverage. The shoe collage originals are in private homes around the globe.
The Midnight Sun Shoe Mosaic (pictured below) has become a tourist attraction. It has hung on the wall of Perleporten Kulturhus, facing the Honningsvåg harbor. It was taken down in the Fall of 2019, and is currently awaiting restoration.
“Dreaming on Top of the World in Honnningsvåg, Norway”, Huffington Post, Ann Tran, March 16, 2017
“Put Some Flowers in Your Old Boots”, Bekina Boots, August 17, 2016
“Hvem er Roger B?”, Kim Gaare, IFinnmark, June 16, 2014
NRK Sommeråpent, 2013
I had the privilege of sharing about the project on national, live television.
NRK Reiseradio, 2013
I had the privilege of sharing about the project on national, live radio.