22bs 3-Dimensional Quadrature, Britt Smelvær, wood, paper, paint, aluminum, nylon threads, 8'9" x 9'1" x 13" 2000, $Call
18bs Map of Unkown Area I, Britt Smelvær, nylon fiber-acrylic, wood, 13.5" x 15" x 4", 34 x 38 x 10 cm, 2002, $Call
17bs Travelnote, 34 x 38 x 10 cm, 2002, $Call
13bs Frozen Image I, Britt Smelvær, wallpaper, acrylic, wood, 13.5" x 15" x 4.25", 2002, $Call
9bs Frozen Image II, Britt Smelvær, wallpaper, acrylic, wood, 13.5" x 15" x 4.25", 2002, $Call
21bs Rotating Ribbons, Makes Form, Britt Smelvær, cotton paper and slate, 59" x 9" x 3", 2002, SOLD
Selected exhbitions and venues: Lausanne, Switzerland (12th International Bienniale of Tapestry); Lodz, Poland (5th International Triennale of Tapestry); Erfurt, Germany (Configura, Art in Europe); Cheshire, England (New Forms in Willow); Smithsonian Institution, United States (Danish Expression in Textile); Tournai, Belgium (Textile Triennale); Nagoya, Japan (In Our Hands, Mixed Media, Small-Scale and 3-Dimensional Works); Malmø, Sweden (Nordic Forms).
5bs Travel Notes from Guatamala, Britt Smelvær, seed cups, mylar, 13.5" x 15" x 4", 34 x 38 x 10 cm, 2000, $Call
6bs Travel Notes from Thailand, Britt Smelvær, seed cups, mylar, 13.5" x 15" x 4", 34 x 38 x 10 cm, 2000, $Call
I am a collector of materials wherever I go. In my art, I use many different ones. For commissions, my choice of materials depends upon the architecture, light and colors in the specific building. The material may be glass, metal, wood, or horsehair and sometimes painting on canvas or paper.
In my plexiglas boxes, I create three-dimensional rooms using industrial waste and objects found in the nature. I am inspired by the beauty of these objects and by their logical geometry. In my boxes, I may add colored forms of wood, metal or paper and sometimes, grids made of thread.