Norway 2.0

2006/07

Painted Norwegian Passport from 1976
size 9 x 12.5 cm

The work comments on the growing economical prosperity since the 1970’s of the Norwegian state and Norwegians in general due to the oil-production, and the strengthened notion of importance in international affairs and business caused by this economical development.

The artists old passport has been restored, “updated”,  to suit this situation better:
Treated with several layers of stopper, paint, synthetic leather, gold-paint and varnish.