Dreamy Lamp and Book Installations Bring Norway’s Desolate Forests to Life

Nature Art Installation Rune Guneriussen

At no time defeat sunrise, 2014

For years, artist Rune Guneriussen has enchanted us with his forest installations. Returning to Norway's natural woodlands, Guneriussen has continued to place everyday objects among previously untouched areas of nature. Vintage table lamps mimicking wild mushrooms, adjustable work lamps resembling spiders scurrying across the forest floor, and towers of books enveloping the trunks of trees are just some of the creative nature art he produces. In each case, the striking contrast between man-made objects and the rural setting tells a story of “balance between nature and human culture.”

Each captivating installation can take up to three weeks to set up. Once complete, Guneriussen immortalizes his magical scenes in photographs. Each one presents an imaginative, new version of reality.

In our previous interview with Guneriussen, we asked the visionary artist about the significance of using lamps and lights in his work. He explained to us: “Many see the lamps as aesthetics only, you know, beautiful, magical and so on […] The lights are of course also a significant part of our consumer culture that we all understand have to change. Most of the energy consumed today is given to us by nature on earth, and energy is an obvious connotation of the lamps as well.”

Rune Guneriussen creates magical nature art installations that illuminate the cold Norwegian landscape.

Nature Art Installation Rune Guneriussen

The beauty of the elderly, 2013

Nature Art Installation Rune Guneriussen

When man leaves men behind, 2013

Nature Art Installation Rune Guneriussen

Accurate elliptical discourse, 2013

Nature Art Installation Rune Guneriussen

Acknowledge a new found grace, 2013

Nature Art Installation Rune Guneriussen

Globe clustered confluence, 2013

Rune Guneriussen Installations

The heirs motivational speech, 2013

Rune Guneriussen Installations

A 15-minute title, 2013

Rune Guneriussen Installations

A finalized independent time, 2013

Hundreds of books wind through the forest floor.

Rune Guneriussen Installations

Protest art on separation, 2014

Rune Guneriussen Installations

Discipline considered an option, 2012

Chairs mingle among the trees.

Rune Guneriussen Installations

A plague on my stem, 2013

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All images via Rune Guneriussen.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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