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We Return to Stones IX

Sale price$ 3,225


Acrylic ink, acrylic paint, and oil paint on cotton canvas | 2020

Inspired by the use of stones as metaphors and symbols in the writing of Norwegian poet Tor Ulven, this series of abstract paintings, We Return to Stones, continues Styrkestad Haukaas’ exploration of our deep connection to the natural world. Using both earth and flesh tones, she intuitively creates organic, geodic shapes reminiscent of brain scans and the crevices of the human body to convey that we are truly part of, not separate from, nature.

“W​e descend from the Stones
And we return to them”
Tor Ulven


59 x 39 inches


Signed by artist.

The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan

This original artwork has sold
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“My subject matter is nature influenced by subjective memories. I love thinking about how humans make deep, personal relations with nature - places, mountains, lakes, on earth and in space.”
-Astri Styrkestad Haukaas
Astri Styrkestad Haukaas

About the Artist

Astri Styrkestad Haukaas

Abstract painter and founder of Danish artspace KVIT, Astri Styrkestad Haukaas's expressive paintings draw their colors and tones from nature. For each series, Haukaas paints her subjective experience of the natural world -- often painting the same space multiple times as she remembers it through different, changing moments. Haukaas' work has been featured in Artforum.

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8200 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA

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