Often experimental, Tangen’s work is about creating freely and without constraint, combining glass with other materials such as plaster, stone and metal. She hopes to spark the imagination of the viewer and create the ideal flow of associations, encouraging the onlooker to interact with the artworks created. Even though the final piece ends her journey, Tangen hopes it will continue for the observer and make us more aware of the environment around us.
Tangen has exhibited extensively throughout Europe, the USA and China. She has work in many private and public collections, most notably: Hejian City Museum, China | The Organizing Committee of Beijing Biennale | KODE Museum, Bergen, Norway | Svalbard Museum, Norway | The National Museum, Oslo, Norway | European Museum of Modern Glass, Germany.