Characters from Finnish Folklore Recreated by Seniors
"Eyes as Big as Plates" is an ongoing collaboration between artists Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth. Riitta and Karoline met during an artist residency in Sandnes, Norway in May 2011, where the first part of "Eyes as Big as Plates" was produced in collaboration with local senior heroes, sailors, retired agronomes and 90-year old parachuters. For the third chapter of the project the artists recreated characters from Finnish folklore using organic materials scavenged from nature. Via their website, "Each image presents a solitary figure in a landscape, dressed in elements from surroundings that indicate neither time nor place, encouraging a sense of timelessness and universality."