"EYES AS BIG AS PLATES"
KAROLINE HJORTH RIITTA IKONEN
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The art show opened in Oslo before going to Helsinki and most presently, Brooklyn New York.
The pictures by these two remarkable photographers are fresh, creative and quite amazing. They show old Finnish People wearing weird things in their hair in a very serious way. All the things they wear are from nature which seems to integrated into the soul of these hearty stalwart people.
I am not sure which photo I like best, each one appeals to me in a different way. I think of my almost 101 year old Mother and know she would have had a good time being a part of this. She too was wed to nature as an inherent part of herself. I hope you find these photos as interesting and unique as I did. In a way they are humorous and in another way they are living sculptures to take seriously. I think the subjects seriousness carries this off so well…an almost elegance, as if wearing ermine royal robes sitting on a throne!
|From Google image, only for educational purposes and art advocacy|
"Inspired by the romantics’ belief that folklore is the clearest reflection of the soul of a people, Eyes as Big as Plates started out as a play on characters and protagonists from Norwegian folklore. During a one month residency at the KINOKINO Centre for Art and Film in the South West of Norway, the Norwegian photographer Karoline Hjorth and I collaborated with sailors, farmers, professors, artisans, psychologists, teachers, parachuters and senior citizens." From an article written BY Riitta Ikonen
|from google image|
|from google image only for the purpose of education and art advocacy|