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2018



Home was made for a local realtor in Nuuk.

He enjoyed Paalu’s colorful artwork and the stories he told about them.

He wanted Paalu to make a piece about home, so he could decorate his lifeless white walls at the office.

Paalu liked the task since he had no idea how to carry it out.

All he knew was ‘Home’ could not be a house.


Paalu’s parents split when he was 3, so his idea of home was challenged early.

Was home with mom or dad?

They both found new life partners fairly early and they agreed to share Paalu for 2 weeks at a time.

He got used to moving around between his parents, but also moving with his parents.

All four developed careers requiring almost yearly relocations in Nuuk, so when Paalu was 16 he had lived on 12 different addresses, and at the age of 24 he had lived in over 20 different homes.

Packing bags was his family tradition.

He did not know what home was, but he knew it could not be a house.


Home was perhaps what he carried between his many homes.

He knew a house or an apartment was lost every time his family moved, but he brought himself along the way.

He was an individual composed of dreams and thoughts, yet he also needed to carry responsibility and gratitude on his journeys from home to home.

He thought these elements were essential, so each were given a room on a wing of the insect-like creature.

 

 

 

 

 

Where is Home?

 

Home was made in 2018 for a local realtor in Nuuk.

He enjoyed Paalu’s colorful artwork and the stories he told about them.

He wanted Paalu to make a piece about home, so he could decorate his lifeless white walls at the office.

Paalu liked the task since he had no idea how to carry it out.

All he knew was ‘Home’ could not be a house.


Paalu’s parents split when he was 3, so his idea of home was challenged early.

Was home with mom or dad?

They both found new life partners fairly early and they agreed to share Paalu for 2 weeks at a time.

He got used to moving around between his parents, but also moving with his parents.

All four developed careers requiring almost yearly relocations in Nuuk, so when Paalu was 16 he had lived on 12 different addresses, and at the age of 24 he had lived in over 20 different homes.

Packing bags was his family tradition.

He did not know what home was, but he knew it could not be a house.


Home was perhaps what he carried between his many homes.

He knew a house or an apartment was lost every time his family moved, but he brought himself along the way.

He was an individual composed of dreams and thoughts, yet he also needed to carry responsibility and gratitude on his journeys from home to home.

He thought these elements were essential, so each were given a room on a wing of the insect-like creature.

 

 

- He designated the lower left wing to gratitude, gratitude for the life given by his parents, instead of caving in resent and blaming them for his shortcomings.

 

 

- The lower right wing signified responsibility,

a responsibility big enough to house a family,

instead of performing backstrokes in a river of sin and housing his demons only.

- In the upper left wing he visited the basement of uncomfortable thoughts, instead of ruling out the possibility that there might be something of beauty in a dark basement.

 

 

 

- By the upper right wing he dreams on a hammock, signifying the ability to imagine a better life, instead of not daring to imagine and wish for something better, because daring to dream is to feel deserving of more than what is already there.

- He designated the lower left wing to gratitude, gratitude for the life given by his parents, instead of caving in resent and blaming them for his shortcomings.

- The lower right wing signified responsibility, a responsibility big enough to house a family, instead of performing backstrokes in a river of sin and housing his demons only.

- In the upper left wing he visited the basement of uncomfortable thoughts, instead of ruling out the possibility that there might be something of beauty in a dark basement.

- By the upper right wing he dreams on a hammock, signifying the ability to imagine a better life, instead of not daring to imagine and wish for something better, because daring to dream is to feel deserving of more than what is already there.

If he didn’t enter these rooms, he would get stuck in the spiral placed in the living room.

In his abstraction, the living room was inhabited by people who were scared of dying.

He needed to dare dying a little, because he needed to kill some ideas of what he was, and establish what he truly was — achieved by knowing his dreams, thoughts, blessings, and responsibilities, despite how painful it could be to become aware of the things behind the gold-plated doors.

Several gold-coated paths take shape as a brain in the room behind the sixth door.

It is the door most people exit in the morning when they’re about to commute to their meaningful (or meaningless) jobs.

The tangled paths illustrate the puzzle of where one might end up on a daily mission.

The paths lead to five destinations, each expressing how one might feel in a pursuit of the holy grail.

Some end up feeling imprisoned on an island.

Some end up feeling lost in a forest at night.

Some end up feeling like their problems snowball on a hill.

 

Some end up feeling like having no problems at all with a fire-shutting waterfall.

 

All people desire the holy grail at the end of their journey,

but forget the destination is determined by the wings they fly.

One seldom go to the middle of all destinations, where the holy grail is a mountain.

What awaits at the top of this mountain is unknown.

Maybe another mountain to conquer, maybe a beautiful view.

Paalu finally felt at home on top, yet only to find that home was not a destination, but something he carried.

Are you interested in a printed edition of Home?

 

 

Or...

 

 

 

Where is Home?

 


Home was made for a local realtor in Nuuk.

He enjoyed Paalu’s colorful artwork and the stories he told about them.

He wanted Paalu to make a piece about home, so he could decorate his lifeless white walls at the office.

Paalu liked the task since he had no idea how to carry it out.

All he knew was ‘Home’ could not be a house.


Paalu’s parents split when he was 3, so his idea of home was challenged early.

Was home with mom or dad?

They both found new life partners fairly early and they agreed to share Paalu for 2 weeks at a time.

He got used to moving around between his parents, but also moving with his parents.

All four developed careers requiring almost yearly relocations in Nuuk, so when Paalu was 16 he had lived on 12 different addresses, and at the age of 24 he had lived in over 20 different homes.

Packing bags was his family tradition.

He did not know what home was, but he knew it could not be a house.


Home was perhaps what he carried between his many homes.

He knew a house or an apartment was lost every time his family moved, but he brought himself along the way.

He was an individual composed of dreams and thoughts, yet he also needed to carry responsibility and gratitude on his journeys from home to home.

He thought these elements were essential, so each were given a room on a wing of the insect-like creature.

 

Home was made for a local realtor in Nuuk.

He enjoyed Paalu’s colorful artwork and the stories he told about them.

He wanted Paalu to make a piece about home, so he could decorate his lifeless white walls at the office.

Paalu liked the task since he had no idea how to carry it out.

All he knew was ‘Home’ could not be a house.


Paalu’s parents split when he was 3, so his idea of home was challenged early.

Was home with mom or dad?

They both found new life partners fairly early and they agreed to share Paalu for 2 weeks at a time.

He got used to moving around between his parents, but also moving with his parents.

All four developed careers requiring almost yearly relocations in Nuuk, so when Paalu was 16 he had lived on 12 different addresses, and at the age of 24 he had lived in over 20 different homes.

Packing bags was his family tradition.

He did not know what home was, but he knew it could not be a house.


Home was perhaps what he carried between his many homes.

He knew a house or an apartment was lost every time his family moved, but he brought himself along the way.

He was an individual composed of dreams and thoughts, yet he also needed to carry responsibility and gratitude on his journeys from home to home.

He thought these elements were essential, so each were given a room on a wing of the insect-like creature.

 

 

 

 

 

- He designated the lower left wing to gratitude, gratitude for the life given by his parents, instead of caving in resent and blaming them for his shortcomings.

 

 

- He designated the lower left wing to gratitude, gratitude for the life given by his parents, instead of caving in resent and blaming them for his shortcomings.

 

 

- The lower right wing signified responsibility,

a responsibility big enough to house a family,

instead of performing backstrokes in a river of sin and housing his demons only.

- The lower right wing signified responsibility,

a responsibility big enough to house a family,

instead of performing backstrokes in a river of sin and housing his demons only.

 

- In the upper left wing he visited the basement of uncomfortable thoughts, instead of ruling out the possibility that there might be something of beauty in a dark basement.

 

- The lower right wing signified responsibility,

a responsibility big enough to house a family,

instead of performing backstrokes in a river of sin and housing his demons only.

 

- In the upper left wing he visited the basement of uncomfortable thoughts, instead of ruling out the possibility that there might be something of beauty in a dark basement.

 

- By the upper right wing he dreams on a hammock, signifying the ability to imagine a better life, instead of not daring to imagine and wish for something better, because daring to dream is to feel deserving of more than what is already there.

- In the upper left wing he visited a basement of uncomfortable thoughts, instead of ruling out the possibility that there might be something of beauty in a dark basement.

- By the upper right wing he dreamt on a hammock, signifying the ability to imagine a better life, instead of not daring to imagine and wish for something better, because daring to dream is to feel deserving of more than what is already there.

- By the upper right wing he dreams on a hammock, signifying the ability to imagine a better life, instead of not daring to imagine and wish for something better, because daring to dream is to feel deserving of more than what is already there.

 

 

If he didn’t enter these rooms, he would be sucked in the spiral placed in the living room.

In his mind, the living room was a place for those who were scared to die.

 

 

He needed to dare dying a little, because he needed to kill some ideas of what he was, and establish what he truly was — achieved by discovering his dreams, thoughts, blessings and responsibilities, despite how painful it could be to become aware of the things behind the gold-plated doors.

Several gold-coated paths take shape as a brain in the room behind the sixth door.

It is the door most people exit in the morning when they’re about to commute to their meaningful (or meaningless) jobs.

The tangled paths illustrate the puzzle of where one might end up on a daily mission.

The paths lead to five destinations, each expressing how one might feel in a pursuit of the holy grail.

Some end up feeling imprisoned on an island.

 

 

 

 

 

Some end up feeling lost in a forest at night.

 

 

 

Some end up feeling like their problems snowball on a hill.

 

 

Some end up feeling like having no problems at all with a fire-shutting waterfall.

All people desire the holy grail at the end of their journey,

but forget their destination is determined by the wings they fly.

One seldom go to the middle of all destinations, where the holy grail is a mountain.

What awaits at the top of this mountain is unknown.

Maybe another mountain to conquer, maybe a beautiful view.

Paalu finally felt at home on top, yet only to find that home was not a destination, but something he carried.

Are you interested in a printed edition of Home?

 

 

Or...

 

 

 

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