Fry Bal  oil on panel 19 x 17

Fry Bal 

oil on panel 19 x 17

Abandoned Horizon $1,800 acrylic, oil on panel 23.25 x 32

Abandoned Horizon $1,800

acrylic, oil on panel 23.25 x 32

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Barry Roal Carlsen

If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who are.

–Wendell Berry

I was recently invited to visit Norway. It was my first visit to the country I claim as my heritage. I have used it over my life to shape my identity. Being adopted has always left me with a lot of questions about how the self is formed. My adopted parents and family have shaped the person I have become. My personal narrative is totally created by the people I’m connected with by fortunate chance. In visiting Norway, I hoped to better understand those connections through experiencing the place where my father’s family came from, an adopted history in an adopted land.

In a broader sense, I want to convey the physical and psychological impact the landscape has in shaping people. A sense of place is powerful; it can express the feelings of belonging, separation, distance, and loss. Can the landscape be the physical embodiment of an idea or concept, a personification? I believe so.

Landscape as avatar.

 

 

Current Works


Wishing and Waiting oil on panel 10.5 x 28

Wishing and Waiting

oil on panel 10.5 x 28

Last Remnants $3,600

oil, acryilc and gilding on panel 24 x 30

Left in the Past  oil on panel 10.5 x 17

Left in the Past 

oil on panel 10.5 x 17

Last Night in Tjome $5,800

oil, acrylic on panel 34.5 x 52.5

First View of Tjome 

oil, acrylic on panel 34.5 x 52.5


Previous Works

First Night in Vestfold 

oil, acrylic on panel 26 x 46

The Edge of Morning 

oil, acrylic on panel 20.5 x 24.5

Slow Drift: Sunset (Open) SOLD

oil, enamel on wood construction 11.5 x 17

Slow Drift: Sunset (Closed) SOLD

oil, enamel on wood construction 

Osage: Gone by Morning

oil, gilding on wood construction 23.5 x 23.5

Osage: Never Again SOLD

oil, gilding on wood construction 23.5 x 23.5 

Framework: Corporeal Dream

oil, acrylic on panel 31 x 27

Framework: As Dawn Came

oil, acrylic on panel 31 x 27

Framework: Explanation

oil, acrylic on panel 31 x 27

Leap of Faith 

oil, acyrlic on panel 30 x 20

Forgotten Light

oil, acrylic on panel 30 x 20

Forgotten Dream SOLD

oil, acrylic on panel 30 x 20

Verdens Ende 

oil, acrylic on panel 30 x 20

Into the Spring of the Year SOLD

oil, acrylic on panel 16 x 24

Rising to the Surface 

oil, acrylic and gilding on panel 12 x 9.75

Reunion 

oil, acrylic and gilding on panel 12 x 9.75

Steaming West 

oil, acrylic on panel 10.5 x 28

Lost Connections I

oil, acrylic on paper 11.25 x 22.25

Lost Connections III 

oil, acrylic on paper 22.5 x 46.5

Lost Connections II 

oil, acrylic on paper 16 x 34

Reason to Believe I

oil, acrylic on paper 15 x 11

Reason to Believe II 

oil, acrylic on paper 13 x 11

 

Wishing and Waiting SOLD

oil and acrylic on panel with handmade frame 10.75 x 6.75

Wishing and Waiting (closed) SOLD

oil and acrylic on panel with handmade frame 10.75 x 6.75

Out of View SOLD

oil and acrylic on panel with handmade frame 10.75 x 6.75

Out of View (closed) SOLD

oil and acrylic on panel with handmade frame 10.75 x 6.75

Waiting, with detail SOLD

oil on panel 10.5x17 w/artist made frame

Morning Ride, with detail SOLD

oil on panel 10.5x17 w/artist made frame

Remnants II SOLD

oil and acrylic on panel 31 x 27.5

Remnants III SOLD

oil and acrylic on panel 30 x 24

Remnants I SOLD

oil and acrylic on panel 31 x 27.5

Epiphany SOLD

oil and acrylic on panel 36 x 55

Voyager

oil on panel with printed materials 17.5 x 13

Chance Meeting

oil on panel with printed materials 17.5 x 17.5

 

Brought to Light (Four Part Dream)
$900, $600 unframed

lithograph 30 x 22

Brought to Light (Monkey's Fist) $900, $600 unframed

lithograph 30 x 22

Brought to Light (Sources)
$900, $600 unframed

lithograph 30 x 22

Brought to Light (by Starlight)
$900, $600 unframed

lithograph 30 x 22


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