Eyes as Big As Plates - Riitta Ikonen & Karoline Hjorth
The following pieces are the work of Riitta Ikonen & Karoline Hjorth.
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. During a one month residency at the KINOKINO Centre for Art and Film in the South West of Norway, the Norwegian photographer Karoline Hjorth and I (Riitta Ikonen) collaborated with sailors, farmers, professors, artisans, psychologists, teachers, parachuters and senior citizens.
other projects include Anthill;
'Hat-itecture' exhibition at the London Festival of Architecture presented this millinery interpretation of London as an 'Ant hill'
Materials: Pine needles, chin links and eight ants.
Architecture design platform, you&me, in conjunction with architect-turned-milliner Gabriela Ligenza invited artists and architects to create hats inspired by London. Hat-itecture exhibition opened on the 16th of June 2010 just off Sloane Square.
Riitta’s website is full of interesting use of materials and concepts, I recommend you check her out