Portrait Frits Ahlefeldt, Norway

This is my personal website with news, stories, updates and projects I work on. ( all my stories from my old site: Hikingartist.com are here too) All text and illustrations here by me: Frits Ahlefeldt. Here are some of the things you can see here: Read more…

illustration of people walking under a sign that writes "home as trail" Drawing by

Walking along home instead of to it

Hiker with landscapes on top of his head. illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Phew, I’ve finally managed to add my almost 10 years of posting ((350+ posts) under my “HikingArtist” name into my Frits Ahlefeldt site. So now I use: FritsAhlefeldt only.

Watercolor of Moor frog - painting by Frits Ahlefeldt

Watercolor biodiversity sketch – Amphibian ( Moor Frog )

illustration of a phone sleeping in a bed. By Frits Ahlefeldt

Could we become less addicted to our phones by designing small beds to them, using the old association technique of mapping the need of letting people sleep, onto our phones, or is it just another gadget to fix a gadget?

Man sitting in front of a number of targets with a bow and arrow, looking indecisive. Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

21. March 2019 – Drawing up ways to understand goals and targets

illustration of a man in a car, that makes pollution that becomes heavy rain over a hiker. Get a car the driver advice. illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Logbook 15 March – The worse and more extreme the weather becomes… The more people wants to stay in their cars

Drawing of a man with beard and spear, to a businessman with umbrella, to a selfie taking modern man. illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Thoughts on how we went from spear throwing warriors, over self-sheltering businessmen, to become the modern Selfie taking man

People walking past trail as home sign. drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

8. March, 2019 I wonder if a home is much more than a house and a place… Things like a relationship, a feeling, a time, a trail… and a story. A story we follow in all we do, both day and night.

hiker recharging mobile phone on gas station like power station. illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

7. March – If we move from fueling our cars, to fuel our phones instead, and continue on foot, it could be a good thing both for us and the environment

Huge wave approaching a business man on his phone with an umbrella to face the unexpected. Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

6. March 2019 – The approaching sea level rise, with walls of water heading for our cities is so scary that most of us simply ignore it

illustration of man and woman sitting on suitcase that is self driving. Drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

5. March 2019 – Simple living is one of the things that can help us reduce our impact on the planet

illustration of robot hand with smart phone with portraits, face recognition of people evaluating them. drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

4. March 2019 More and more of our decisions are based on data collected, stored and analyzed, not by humans, but by computers

illustration of man sitting in car beside kid walking. Man on phone saying "he insisted on walking, should we worry" drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

3. March 2019 As parents we often drive our kids to what-ever and where-ever they need to go – But walking together with them is a better alternative

illustration of a girl grabbing her hair and working to pull herself out of the mud. illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

2. March 2019 – Facing the challenges alone

Watercolor of man with backpack walking from winter blue to sun between trees. Art by Frits Ahlefeldt

Logbook – 1. March 2019 – The sun is gaining in strength here

Tourism expert man telling one of the locals to change his hat. illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Sometimes tourism experts promise good and better times, if the locals are willing to fit into the right Instagram moments

Cross section of a strange living building concept, with a central stomach, slow juicer looking digestive system. Concept by Frits Ahlefeldt

Sketching on living buildings today, giving them a internal digestive system, vertical farming and inhabitants that live in an organic, breathing and moving metabolic system

Drawing of process from garden cut off to feeding living house with organic material and extracting new soil. idea by Frits Ahlefeldt

Drawing of process from garden cut off to feeding living house with organic material and extracting new soil

Concept sketch idea of a biodiversity sculpture, made from local garden cut off. idea by Frits Ahlefeldt

Every year garden owners throw out thousand of tons of perfectly good and bio rich tree and garden cut off – Could we mimic river flooding and use all this to create amazing biodiversity hotspots close to our cities?

Watercolor of European magpie - art by Frits Ahlefeldt

The European Magpie – Watercolor study of one of the most intelligent birds on the planet