Soft Flood 4
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Oil, acrylic, spray paint and acrylic ink on canvas | 2021
“Soft Floods” is a series of nature-inspired works by Astri Styrkestad Haukaas. Using acrylic ink, oil paint, and spray paint, she creates organic, abstract compositions reminiscent of the natural world. Poetically musing on the series, Haukaas writes:
nature rushed to fill the void
My mother is a stone now
Her existence and presence dependent on me
That is okay- my existence was dependent on her for so long
She is just like the rocks I carry
Hold them in my hand and warm them up
Put them down and pick them up again
filling in the cracks of a stone
A space that separates
yet proves our connection
makes everything come loose
Tearing up soil
With her playful, violent hand
I look at the world around me
and the stones I carry
78.5 x 70.5 inches
Signed by artist.
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Astri Styrkestad Haukaas
Abstract painter & founder of Danish artspace KVIT, Astri Styrkestad Haukaas's expressive paintings draw their colors and tones from nature. For each series, Styrkestad Haukaas paints her subjective experience of the natural world -- often painting the same space multiple times as she remembers it through different, changing moments.
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