Eyes as Big as Plates
June 5, 2013
I love these photographs of Finns of a certain age wearing garments and headgear provided by Nature Herself.
From Riita’s site:
Eyes as Big as Plates started out as a play on characters and protagonists from Norwegian folklore with the Norwegian photographer Karoline Hjorth. The series has since moved on to exploring the mental landscape of the neighborly and pragmatic Finns. In June 2012 Finnish senior citizens modelled in the wilderness of south and eastern Finland.
A selection of the series was exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki in 2012, and it’s now on tour.
Go to the Eyes as Big as Plates web site for more information. You’ll be amazed at how this collaboration has grown and involves so many people now, elders and artists and storytellers all working together. If you get hooked, as I did, be sure to visit the photographers’ sites (linked above) for more pictures and some videos.
Also Dear Readers:
Thank you so much for your messages of condolence this past week. I wrote a response that I published today in the comments section of the post about Hadley. I appreciate every comment, every e-mail, every poem, and every sincere thought about the importance of animal companionship.
A couple of weeks ago, my friend Justin sent me a Judy Collins CD, which has provided the background music for this whole experience of loss. The other day as Meg and I were driving to the vet’s office to pick up Hadley’s remains so we could bury her, the car stereo turned on by itself. Needless to say, it’s never done that before. Each song seemed to carry a message about what we were doing and why and how love works. Here’s one of the songs the mysteriously attuned CD player played for us.