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.
Hundreds of books wind through the forest floor.
Chairs mingle among the trees.
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