/ the arctic collection

artwork and treasure boxes made and collected solely from the arctic; longyearbyen / svalbard

I grew up in the northern most city in the world, Longyearbyen, on the island of Svalbard - only 650 miles (1050 km) from the North Pole.
On Svalbard, there are no trees due to the permafrost in the ground, but it's really the most beautiful place on earth.
To protect the delicate fauna, it's illegal to pick flowers here. But there are so many other beautiful treasures to be found still -
The people are outnumbered by both polar bears and snowmobiles. And til this day I'm still longing back. 
Even though we often visit, the dream is to one day return for good with my own little family. Til then, I'll have to take comfort in collecting tiny treasures - reminding me of my sweet icy paradise.


Delicate preservations of the arctic fauna, longing to be kept forever.

I'm not allowed to sell flowers or bones, but frighten not, there are still gems to be found, such as:




Glass stones

Reindeer hair

Polar bear hair

Dried mushrooms


Shells and crabs



Down and pieces of broken eggs

These treasure boxes are often given as gifts to my followers in Giveaway contests, found place on my Instagram feed - join the next one and you might be the lucky winner!

Arctic treasures / Svalbard


my own lot of treasures, collected by my boys. A collection like this would unforunatily never be for sale, as bones are not allowed to ever leave the island.  


up for auction on instagram



All my prints are printed on high quality thick and matte paper (Gicleè)

     Gicleè, is used to describe a fine art digital printing process, combining pigment based inks with high quality archival quality paper. All to achieve Giclée prints of superior archival quality, light fastness and stability.


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Dare to be different

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Landing on mars

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Little snippets of our trips "back home"
What did we as children climb when there were no trees here? Well here's the answer! (pictured above) 

This is an old cable car for transporting coal from the mines, and they're to be found all over the city. 

They're quite beautiful aren't they?
(And for clarification, I never dared to climb any higher than the first "floor" by the ground)
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