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Form and texture arch and bend the shadows around these clay architectural objects. Move them about your desk or nightstand and watch the light and shadow guide you into dreams of ancient Europe. Designed after the trullo houses in Italy, the seventeenth-century canal houses of the Dutch Golden Age, the stone foundations and grass rooftops of the houses of the Faroe Islands, the fifteenth-century pigeon houses of centuries-old French manors, the Parisian Art Nouveau architecture of the early 20th century, the classic urban archetype of Paris’ contemporary cityscape, and the half-timbered houses (Fachwerkhäuser) of Germany, these modern forms represent a sense of homeland in Europe. Each piece is inscribed with the artist's signature and date.
The remarkable colors are achieved with the methods I love from the Old World, with authentic and precious pigments ground by big granite millstones in the windmill De Kat in Holland. The windmill's 21 meter sails have powered the grinding of Earth's minerals into color for Dutch artists since 1781. Some, quarried from Italy, France, Bohemia, Afghanistan, and Spain, are the first ancient pigments known to primitive artists. Methods developed in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries of weathering minerals, or extracting naturally occurring minerals from bits of earth, volcanic rock, semi-precious stone, vegetables and metals are often the same methods used today in the old world pigments I use in my work. Even in ancient times, they were known as the most beautiful colors imaginable. I hope that you treasure these old pigments as much as I do.
This purchase includes ten (10) free-standing Architectural art objects. Objects measure between approximately 2.7 cm and 7.6 cm (1 inch and 3 inches) tall. Color: Various mix of pastel colors similar to those in photo.
Ships from my studio in Norway (Europe). Ready to ship. Norwegian Post Priority Mail estimated delivery times:
United States, Canada: 4-7 days
Scandinavia: 2 days
France, Switzerland: 2-3 days
Australia: 5-8 days
Asia: 4-10 days
(For those countries with special customs delays, allow 1-2 weeks for their procedures)
I'm a Scandinavian-American artist and designer living in Norway. I studied fine art in Madison, Wisconsin, United States, and worked in arts administration and graphic design in the U.S. My work has taken influence from several years of living in Holland, both from modern Dutch design and from the masters of the Dutch Golden Age, as well as from Scandinavian design here in Norway. My work has been featured in The Huffington Post, HGTV, Dutch Design Week 2011, Apartment Therapy, NRC Netherlands, Sweet Paul Magazine, West Elm, Remodelista, Etsy Blog, Design Mom, and more.
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