motifs for a
by Asbjorn Lonvig, artist
name is Vitus.
am named from the famous seafarer and explorer
Bering, who was born in Horsens.
Bering joined the Russian navy as a second lieutenant under Peter the Great.
distinguished himself during the Great Nordic War
was promoted to commander.
the Great asked him to lead the first and the second
expeditions, during which he discovered the
North East Passage.
the second expedition, which had 10.000 men, Vitus Bering explored and mapped
Aleutian Range and the Aleutian Islands.
the return journey from this second expedition he
on an island 200 kilometers
of the Kamchatka Peninsula.
was in 1741.
island was named
North East Passage was named
Bering Strait and
sea south of the strait was called
I have been created in colorful simplicity.
is in simple shapes and bright colors.
wise man says that this look
with stories is the most powerful way of communication of all.
as storytelling became a hit
understood that the optimal way of
communicating important messages
pedagogically was the combination of art works in colorful simplicity
and subtle and ingenious storytelling,
addressing people's feelings
not their common sense.
am red like my friend the owl Louis.
is named from someone, too.
is named from his fathers great grandfather,
the first social democrat in Denmark,
Pio emigrated from Denmark to USA.
quite another story.
I will tell you another day.
of the time I am happy
I might be sad, yellow and blue.
all stories can be seen from a happy angle.
can't smile all the time.
is how I look when I tell about environmental issues.
is how Vitus Bering looked returning home from the first
I need some help from my female companion.
to be quite honest she is my girl friend.
name is VITUSIA.
you know there is a famous prison in Horsens.
Horsens State Prison.
is an extremely good thing.
there are some bad things about it too.
the problem about Brian?
One of my ancestors has
worked in Horsens in the past.
He was the logo of a Trivial
Pursuit like game about Horsens
shops and businesses.
When we introduced the
the former mayor Mr. Jensen
and I played
the game on the air in
I do not feel good in yellow.
Please let's drop that.
My media expert and I have
been working with my smile.
I will drop the yellow
Mrs. Santa always complains
that Santa's red and white
clothes get so awfully
black om Christmas Eve.
I have agreed to sweep
all the chimneys in Horsens before
I have finished the job
but it was a tough job.
I got black.
And I lost weight.
My youngest son,
he is called Bright Jakob,
as he was 6 years old he
had been in the zoo
with the pre school class.
He wanted to tell me a
story about the zebras.
He did not remember that
In stead he told a story
about the prison horses.
Since then I love to be
called a prison horse.
On the day of celebrating
Horsens States Prison in
I will let me draw in a
60 x 60 cm
and given as a gift from
the Mayor of Horsens to
The Horsens States Prison.
As you see you can use
me for nearly anything.
the poem of the month in
the local newspaper
the world wide internet
accessible to everybody.
need to finish the story about Vitus Bering.
one knew what Vitus Bering looked like.
1991 Vitus Bering's 250 year anniversary was celebrated.
a part of that an exhibition with Russian and Danish
was sent to Bering Island to find
graves of Vitus Bering and 5 of his men.
graves were discovered and the remains were sent to Moscow,
the inhabitants of Bering Island disagreed to as they would
to celebrate Vitus, too.
he was in Moscow!!!
Moscow forensic physicians recreated Vitus' appearance
on his cranium.
in 1992 Vitus and the 5 seamen were reburied on Bering Island.
Governor of Alaska
Mayor of Horsens.