Birch Tree Road ...

... is a small home based company dedicated to bringing to the public multi-media projects created around beautiful and unusual books..


Here are some of our projects:
Frozen methane Gallery for the light installation series: "EMERGING WORLDS" (left)

These illustrations have been developed for use in a hexagonal installation with 6 semi-translucent panels. They are printed on akryl, and mounted in the panels of the hexagonal casing with led lights behind the panels, giving the appearance of glass windows.They have been used in various exhibitions.

Gallery for the light installation series: "ALIEN CRITTERS" (right)
pearl globe colony
golden weavers SONGS OF THE ZHONGZI
by Rowen Sivertsen
At present, the project consists of four books, each accompanied by a series of half-animated videos, and a gallery of illustrations.
To read about the books, click here
Frozen bubbles Gallery for the exhibition: "A CLOSE BUT ALIEN WORLD"
Illustrations created in Photoshop collage using elements such as bacteria and other microorganisms, electron microscope photographs, marine creatures and more combined into beautiful and alien landscapes.
At the heart of this project is the beautiful and original book “En Fabel” by Ingelil Mitchell, published in 1991. The story is retold in music and verse, through 16 episodes, in videos created out of the drawings from the book, crafted and adapted to video use by Rowen Sivertsen.
Beyond the Tapestry videos
Beyond the Tapestry Gallery of Illustrations
Beyond the Tapestry book
Book 1: The Wizard Bear's Theatre Presents the Days of the Week
Concept, story and paintings, Ingelil Mitchell
Retold in verse by Rowen Sivertsen

The project consists of the book, a series of 8 animated videos and a gallery of illustrations with extracts from the text.
For a foretaste of the project, see a couple of the youtube videos:
Introduction, Monday, Tuesday
To read more about the book, click here
world between Gallery for the exhibition: "MANY KINDS OF GENESIS"
In this gallery, all pictures are built on photographs and microscope photographs of fungi - both mycellae and fruiting bodies (mushrooms). These scenes from a fantasty world were created in Photoshop collage using elements such as microorganisms, electron microscope photographs, marine creatures ... and bubbles, always bubbles! illustrations, poems, music, animated short films and lay-out by
Rowen Sivertsen: visit her gallery of illustrations and her song studio.

Several projects are based on the works of Ingelill Mitchell
Ingelil Mitchell: visit Ingelil's art and crafts studio
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Birch Tree Road News, Reviews and Releases

15th February
There was a time in the past when we knew who we were. New release. When We Knew Who We Were.
31st December
Writing this song brought home to me how privileged I am, who have never needed to reassure my children that "we'll be here still in the morning". So this song is dedicated to mothers forced to wake with their children on strange shores. May they find a safe haven in 2017. We'll Be Here Still in the Morning released today.
13th December
This video is dedicated to all my colleagues working for peace and dialogue: I Refuse released today.
9th December
The latest video in the Songs of the Zhongzi series, with a little help from my neighbour: Shadow and Fire released today.
12th July
The latest video in the Songs of the Zhongzi series: Restore Life released today.
Rowen Sivertsen from Birchtree Road will be "Artist of the Month" for August, at NesoddHuset Gallery and Workshop Outlet. See the event on Facebook here
The exhibition will includ both pictures, light installations and video installations.
27th June
The latest video in the Songs of the Zhongzi series: The Turning Point released today.
15th April
A new video in the series for "Songs of the Zhongzi" was published today. The Golden Hour.
7th March
A new video in the video series for "Songs of the Zhongzi" was released today. Before You Know It's Night.
22nd January
The first of the videos for "Songs of the Zhongzi" Book2 (working title "Island of Rainbows") was published today. Darkness.
20th September
As the Songs of the Zhongzi book series takes shape, a gallery of illustrations for each of the books (or rather, for the videos accompanying the books) is under development: The Songs of the zhongzi Galleries.
10th August
The "Songs of the Zhongzi" project is expanding, and taking shape. At present four books are planned, each with accompanying videos and gallery of illustrations. Working titles and covers.
31st. July
The series of videos that accompany the first book are now finished and published. Here is the last in the series: Songs of the Zhongzi nr.10: Legend of the New World.