From Alki to Endolyne, the West Seattle Art Walk is brought to you by your local West Seattle merchants. Dozens of merchants in the West Seattle Junction, Alki Beach, Admiral District, Morgan Junction, Fauntleroy District and Delridge are displaying art and showcasing artists the second Thursday of EVERY month, 6-9pm!
Kari-Lise Alexander at Wallflower
November 8 WSAW, 2012
In Norwegian folklore, as in the tales of other cultures, you find the common themes: struggles between good and evil, overcoming of adversity, all told though a filter of innocence that often hides behind subtle curtains of darkness. "Eventyr" is my own version of these same themes and a retelling of that same folklore. Exploring the complex relationships that often develop in these stories between the maiden in distress, the creatures that she encounters, the challenges she faces, I hope to create unique pieces that can be read in many different ways from the viewer. Using muted color palettes and incorporating influences of Norwegian rosemaling; a type of decorative folkart, helps give these pieces a feeling of yesteryear all while maintaining that mystery that hides behind the tales of "Eventyr."