by Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Eyes as Big as Plates is an ongoing collaboration by the Norwegian-Finnish artist duo Karoline Hjorth (NO) and Riitta Ikonen (FI). The project began in 2011 studying personifications of nature and folkloric explanations to natural phenomenons in Norway. Since then their work has evolved into a continual search for modern human’s affinity to nature.

Part sculpture, part installation and part photography, the artists work together from beginning to end of the process with their different complementing skills. Each image in the series presents a solitary figure in a landscape, dressed in elements from their surroundings that indicate neither time nor place. Nature acts as both content and context and the characters literally inhabit the landscape wearing sculptures made in collaboration with the artists. Driven by curiosity and imagination, Hjorth and Ikonen have travelled to a dozen countries on their mission, meeting senior models through friends, newspaper ads, in hardware stores, noodle bars, indoor gardening society meetings, pools and senior centres. 

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  • June 11, 2017 - September 18, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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