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Mona Stenseth Erlandsen

Mona Stenseth Erlandsen is a Norwegian painter currently living in Porsgrunn. She was born and raised in the north of Norway, by a Norwegian father and Danish mother. She has been moving around the country, spending years studying and working in Trondheim, Bergen, and Oslo – before settling down with her family in Telemark.

During her many moves within Norway, Mona has experienced that there are certain things that briefly have made her “feel right at home.” . . . However, the sense of belonging is left unmet. She personally feels as though she “doesn’t really belong anywhere” and explores this human urge to belong. Do we need to build and seek a stronger affiliation within ourselves, regardless of geography and physical roots – or are we all just going through life, looking for “home?”