Kari-Lise Alexander at Wallflower

November 8 WSAW, 2012

In Norwegian folklore, as in the tales of other cultures, you find the common themes: struggles between good and evil, overcoming of adversity, all told though a filter of innocence that often hides behind subtle curtains of darkness. “Eventyr” is my own version of these same themes and a retelling of that same folklore. Exploring the complex relationships that often develop in these stories between the maiden in distress, the creatures that she encounters, the challenges she faces, I hope to create unique pieces that can be read in many different ways from the viewer. Using muted color palettes and incorporating influences of Norwegian rosemaling; a type of decorative folkart, helps give these pieces a feeling of yesteryear all while maintaining that mystery that hides behind the tales of “Eventyr.”

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