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Astri Styrkestad Haukaas

We Return to Stones IX

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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

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.