Norwegian multidisciplinary artist and vocalist Ingvild Waerhaug
‘ If you recognize beauty in my work -
give thanks to Mother Nature.’
I draw my inspiration from the pure raw Scandinavian Nature. My parents taught me to love and respect the Earth, and as a child I was free to roam the wild forest in my backyard. Born into a family with an architect jazz trumpet playing father, my mother a gardener, weaver and my brother a drummer - I fell in love with music, sound, rhythm, space, colors, and fiber materials from a young age.
For as long as I can remember I have been curious about the spiritual aspects of life. This led me on a path to search for the bridge between these two worlds; the material and the non physical world. Being given the gift of life, enjoying the experience of being a soul in a physical body, I have come to realize that I am this bridge. And the bridging of this gap happens through my creativity.
My speciality is large scale colorful painted installations/panels/hanging sculptures. I have developed my own painting technique on a light weight industrial fiber material. A combination of watercolor and acrylic paints with free hand cut outs. My work is commissioned as scenery in theatre, dance and music performances, and uplifting visual elements in lobbies, spas, hotels, department stores etc.
I started my career as a window dresser which laid the foundation for my sense of space. At the National Art Academies of Oslo and Copenhagen I studied basic fine art and textile design.
Studying the 17 Vedic art principles from the ancient Vedas has been life changing for me. This method is founded by the Swedish artist Curt Kallman and is part of my daily creative practice as an artist. A certified teacher in The Vedic Art method - an Intuitive painting process. Bringing this 5000 year old Vedic tradition from Scandinavia to the USA.
Practicing the 5Rhythm movement, yoga and meditation for more than 25 years has led me to experience altered states of awareness.
Vibrations of the heart and mind I search to translate into a visual language.