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“Eyes as Big as Plates” is a collaborative art project that transforms older people into mythical gods and incredible organic entities.
Eyes as Big as Plates: humans belonging to nature
Eyes as Big as Plates is the ongoing collaborative project between the Finnish-Norwegian artist duo Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth. What started out as a play on characters from Nordic folklore has evolved into a continual search for modern human’s belonging to nature.
The series is produced in collaboration with retired farmers, fishermen, zoologists, plumbers, opera singers, housewives, artists, academics and ninety year old parachutists. Since 2011 the artist duo has portrayed seniors in Norway, Finland, France, US, UK, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Sweden, South Korea, Czech Republic, Japan, Senegal, Outer Hebrides, Tasmania and Greenland. The duo’s second book of unique portraits is due to be published later this year (details below).
Eyes as Big as Plates 2 available soon or preorder
The first volume of Eyes as Big as Plates is now sold out, however a second successfully completed crowdfunding campaign has recently secured the realisation of a new book! Eyes as Big as Plates Vol 2 is planned to be published in conjunction with the ten-year anniversary of the project in 2021, and will feature sixty brand new works and field notes made over the last four years in South Korea, Tasmania, Outer Hebrides, Senegal, Iceland, Greenland and Norway. Click here for more details or to preorder a copy. Spotted on GoodNewsNetwork.