Once Upon a Dream...

Erica K. Haugli

Erica K. Haugli, aka "Erica from America"

Artist and Owner of Once Upon a Dream

Cinderella Endings: Old fishing boots removed from the coastline have been transformed into cheerful flowerpots.

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Email: erica@onceuponadream.no

Originally from the United States, I've lived in Norway for 14.5 years. I'm an artist and owner of Once Upon a Dream Studio. I love living on "top of the world" and enjoy painting with watercolors and acrylics, creating collages, and making hadcrafts from treasures from the sea. Whether you're visiting my website or planning a trip to the North Cape, you're welcome to contact me (erica@onceuponadream.no).


All the best,


From Ocean Trash to Arctic Art

"Midnight Sun" Shoe Mosiac,

One Step at a Time Exhbition

Mounted on the outer wall of the Gallery

"Bird Watching" Shoe Collage

One Step at a Time Exhibition


From Ocean Trash to Acrtic Art

In 2012, I started an art project with an environmental focus: One Step at a Time/Ett Skritt om Gangen. Two years later, 1,200 shoes, boots, sandals, and flip-flops had been removed from the North Cape coastlines and turned into artwork. The material used in these collages and mosaics are taken from those weatherworn shoes. Each piece is a visual reminder of the footprints we leave on the planet we call home.

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