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SIGNE TORP

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Hello! I grew up in Oslo, Norway, where I spent a good chunk of my childhood daydreaming and drawing poor and melancholic children from the 19th century. Don't ask me why. Since then I have broadened my areas of interest slightly to now include drawing contemporary people and ALL things old. 

I seem to have used my education as an excuse to try to live in as many different areas of this British isle as possible, and have studied at the art colleges of Falmouth, Edinburgh and now Cambridge. This Ma has been fantastic and really made me rediscover the joys of observational drawing and experimentation with all kinds of media. Between the studies I have published four picture books in Norway, three with sign-language and one I have written myself about how to say 'Hi'. For my final Masters project I wanted to investigate how we use words and the difficulty of communicating what goes on in the inside to the outside. This turned out to be a bit of an impossible task, but a fun one to draw nevertheless. I also made a project of the history of my mother's female ancestors, covering nine generations including me, hence the self-portrait. 

 Imaginary machinery that decides what words we use.

Imaginary machinery that decides what words we use.

 When you finally find the right word, you might not find anyone to say it to..

When you finally find the right word, you might not find anyone to say it to..

 Even in a city.

Even in a city.

 My mother's mother.

My mother's mother.

 My mother's mother's mother.

My mother's mother's mother.