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Surreal Photos of Seniors Communing with Nature

Artists Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen have been collaborating on a multimedia project that started in Norway. Website iGNANT introduced us to Eyes as Big as Plates, a photo series featuring seniors (including a few 90-year old parachuters) immersed in the landscape as a play on characters from Norwegian folklore. Organic costumes and headdresses were created with scavenged materials — a poignant suggestion that each subject has embraced their eventual return to the earth. The project has since expanded to various cities, including New York, and the artists have developed a set of performances connected to the surreal personifications of nature. See more of Hjorth and Ikonen’s beautiful photos in our gallery.

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

Photo credit: Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

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