The painting was created in a large concrete hall at Dora and transported in a huge crate to the hotel. Thereafter the canvas was mounted onto the wall and the work’s last details added on sight. The process was documented by Norwegian television (Tore Rosshaug, 1997).
, the motif shows the city of Trondheim and a tree. Gullvåg painted the tree with long roots, a paraphrase over Munch’s well-known painting History. Bleken painted the city and its history.