ja vi elsker dette landet...

Ja Vi Elsker Dette Landet. 2014.
fused and layered mixed fiber on linen, ink drawing, machine stitching, 
transfer, recycled oil painting, wood stretcher bars
17" x 17" x 1.5"

another work inspired by my norwegian heritage and the courage of my ancestors to leave all they knew, the land they loved, and sail into the unknown. it features the first three lines of the norwegian anthem:

Ja, vi elsker dette landet, 
som det stiger frem, 
furet, værbitt, over vannet, 
med de tusen hjem. 
Elsker, elsker det og tenker 
på vår far og mor 
og den saganatt som senker 
drømmer på vår jord.

Yes, we love this country 
Which rises up, 
Rugged and weathered, above the sea, 
With its thousands of homes. 
Love it, love it and think 
About our mothers and fathers 
And the saga of past ages 

That sends dreams, sends dreams to our earth.

Ja Vi Elsker Dette Landet. (detail )

Ja Vi Elsker Dette Landet. (detail )

: : karen anne

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