Fever (2007)

by Phie Ambo

Fever guides us into the incredibly detailed universe of illustrator Julie Nord, where small girls in pretty dresses have houses in their bellies, and where chimney smoke turns into phantasmagoric patterns of mouths and hands, cats and bones. A work is created, and doubt is sewn. When is a work complete? Julie Nord is sharing her creative reflections with us through the unobtrusive presence of Ambo’s camera. A small bird ends up making all the difference as yet a beautiful, new work is finished. Nord’s perfectionism is impressive in its minute detail and vast scope, and ‘Fever’ is a guided tour through the mind of a uniquely gifted artist.