Norwegian woodcarving from the middle of the last century. This is just a tiny fragment of a larger religious motive from the west coast of Norway. (I almost want to start (or pick up again) my own wood work) .
Though I only photographed it with my mobile, you can tell that the woodcarver knew how to put human emotions in his figures ~ that is to animate a piece of wood into becomming a figure one can identify with, crazy!
It was a very expressive work all together.
This place is a real treasure chest. I can’t believe I have the opportunity to dwell in these museums, day after day, experiencing and learning the stories of the past.
Not to mention, communicate with these old, beautiful items and create my own stories around them.
A tray of tuning forks (in metal, glass and ceramic) in @stkoru’s Studio. Stian’s practice often explores the sonic property of materials and rethinks everyday experiences like the ring of a door bell or chiming of a clock. I particularly love his Ludological project with @ae43ae43ae43 where the pair created a machine to translate a Go game between two AI players into a kinetic (and disintegrating) sculpture. When either team wins a game of Go, the machine twists a wooden branch in the corresponding direction, slowly splitting it apart. It was a way of exploring the physicality of digital processes and cloud computing - server warehouses are often located in forests in cold climates to save on energy costs.
”Huldra forsvant” by Norwegian artist Theodor Kittelsen (1857-1914). According to Scandinavian folklore, huldra can be found in misty forests. Huldra is a seductive forest creature. Her name derives from a root meaning "covered” or “secret”. From the front, the hulder is a beautiful young woman with long blond hair. Huldra’s back appears to be like a hollowed out tree though and she also has a tail. She was known to seduce young unmarried men and take them into the mountains. She would not let them go unless they agreed to marry her. Others say she lurded the men into under ground tunnels where she would draw the life out of them. Huldra is said to represent the uncontrollable and alluring forces of nature. #scandinavianfolklore#theodorkittelsen#scandinavianart#nordicart#norwegianart#revoltagainstthemodernworld#europeanart
**GIVEAWAY** I have been painting hearts for years now, and to celebrate this valentines week, which means so much to me and my husband I, would like to offer a very special giveaway, where I will paint a custom heart painting to the lucky winner, the only thing you have to do to enter is to sign up for my brand new newsletter. Just send an email to [email protected] saying "Yes Please!" And in addition to keeping updated with all our projects you will get a chance to win your very own original and custom made heart painting! #insanelyinspiredinstagram#giveaway#norwegianart#customart **free shipping only in Norway** giveaway ends on Sunday evening, and winner will be announced on Monday 19th of February
Utenfor studioet er det lite som minner om varme svaberg, bølgeskvulp og fuglesang. Skogen er hvit, kald og grå. Nå vil jeg snart kjenne sand mellom tærne igjen! Jeg må forøvrig le litt av meg selv, da jeg atter en gang gikk barbeint ut med søpla i går, og skle bortover en snøkledd oppkjørsel. Det er visst en fiks idé jeg har, at våren kommer raskere på den måten (og her vil jeg altså ikke bli realitetsorientert)😄 Friskt er det iallefall!
Uansett, så er jeg heldig som får lov til å male noe som kan ligne på varme sommerkvelder.
Dette maleriet er en spesialbestilling som skal til en flott person her på Sørlandet. Det varmer hjertet i det minste!