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The "Eyes as Big as Plates" project. This collaboration between Finnish and Norwegian artists celebrates local elders' relationship to folklore, myth, imagination, and landscape--gorgeous!

Look at the wonderful life lines in her face! She is beautiful! Eyes as Big as Plates # Agnes II © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

NEW TWIST OF OLD TRADITION OF OLD FINNISH PEOPLE WITH THINGS ON THEIR HEADS

Eyes as Big as Plates - Norway. "Inspired by the romantics’ belief that folklore is the clearest reflection of the soul of a people, Eyes as Big as Plates started out as a play on characters and protagonists from Norwegian folklore.

Eyes as Big as Plates is a whimsical series by Finnish photographer Riitta Ikonen and Norwegian photographer Karoline Hjorth that features senior citizens

Playful Seniors Wear Organic Materials to Personify Nature

Eyes as Big as Plates - New York is the third chapter in our ongoing collaborative venture that started two years ago. We did a little dig in the archive to update new followers and other curious cats on the background of Eyes as Big as Plates.  Riitta and Karoline met during an artist residency in Sandnes, Norway in May 2011, where the first part of Eyes as Big as Plates was produced in collaboration with local senior heroes, sailors, retired agronomes and 90-year old parachuters:

Norway & Finland

Blending in? Old people wearing vegetation as huge, unkempt hairdos pictures] Selections from the photo series “Eyes as Big as Plates” by Riitta Konen and Karoline Hjorth…

Still so very beautiful.. "Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes don't see as well and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand"   Margery Williams Bianco   (The Velveteen Rabbit)

ime you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes don’t see as well and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to peopl

Fluffy Animals, Beautiful Cats, Older Women, Instagram, Ageless Beauty, Nature Pictures, People, True Beauty, Moment

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mogifire: “ red hair girls from ireland ”saving here only cause I love their beautiful hair gorgeous

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Funny pictures about Sweet Puppet. Oh, and cool pics about Sweet Puppet. Also, Sweet Puppet photos.

He's beautiful! --> They’re Real And They’re SPECTACULAR

image ©Vanessa Bristow, Whether the result of ocular albinism or a recessive gene from a shipwrecked English female who was adopted by Xhosa royalty in the the child has stunningly bright blue eyes

design for an elder generation

The Inspired Generation

In a joint venture they call Eyes as Big as Plates, artists Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth take inspiration from Scandinavian my.

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Inspiring photos: 25 mind blowing and powerful portraits from around the world

Mirth

Young at Heart.Never ever too old for the Beach!❤❤❤ I love smile on her face! (That is if I can get to the beach at Rockport or Port Aransas, TX!

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