A MESSAGE

These are strange times. We are living in uncertainty, facing ongoing global challenges and threats, ranging from climate change, food-, energy and water crisis, dangers of extinction and the present pandemic. As human beings, we naturally seek to understand, predict and control the future – to learn and to keep us safe. But what happens when we cannot predict the future any more?

By Lena Saugen, Therese Alhaug and Nora Fredrikke Falck Holmen

A Message’ is an artwork reflecting human vulnerability. It also explores an inner strength rising from hope and faith, despite feeling anxious and scared. It’s a message on balancing wisdom and power and allowing yourself to get in touch with how you’re feeling, without surrendering. A reminder that you are not alone. It’s a story about a girl escaping her world to find comfort in nature’s eternal rhythms. It’s about a soul mate (the horse), an abounded farm and a mighty mountain – all symbolizing the eternal.

“A Message’ is about a girl, her soul mate (the horse), an abounded farm and a mighty mountain – all symbolizing the eternal.”

ABOUT THE CREATORS

Lena Saugen is a Norwegian freelance photographer, working in the fields of equestrian-, fashion and wedding photography. She has been working closely with Therese for many years, both as a contributor for Equilife World magazine, but also as the duo «Tess&Lena» – doing several projects together. She inspires by music, art, nature, good films/drama series and meeting people. She also works for the Norwegian broadcasting company.

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Therese Alhaug combines her work as an editor of Equilife World Magazine and a creative marketing entrepreneur. She fills most of her days with writing and photographing horses and riders. The last years she has been working with Lena on several creative photo projects; a content production team-up named Tess&Lena. She’s a passionate soul with love for nature, art, horses and inspiring meetings.

Nora Fredrikke Falck Holmen is a multidisciplinary designer, spending her time on digital design work and conceptual artistic projects. She is interested in nature conservation, tech, sport, biology and horses. She finds inspiration by combining urban city life with spending time off the grid, and connecting with the elements.

“As human beings, we naturally seek to understand, predict and control the future – to learn and to keep us safe. But what happens when we cannot predict the future any more?”

Therese Stub Alhaug
Therese Stub Alhaug

Editor

Therese is the editor of Equilife, and is truly dedicated to equestrian sports and horses. She started riding as a little girl, and enjoys her free time with her two horses back home. Portrait interview is her favorite topic, as it has the gift to inspire others through peoples stories, knowledge, training and general life-philosophy, and certainly, their lives with horses.

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