Opening at the Vieux Forgeron (Blacksmith) Art Gallery in Stanstead
Sheep,wool, the North Sea, weaving, .....on the rugged West coast of Norway, Huntingville resident Margrethe Ulvik - known in the area and abroad for her exceptional talent as a water color artist - recently returned to the country she was born in to spend the Fall of 2014 as artist in residence for the Department of Cultural Development for the region.
Having received her academic training in the visual arts and majoring in tapestry weaving at the Teacher’s College for Arts and Crafts in Oslo, Ulvik began to experience life and the environment in this particular part of the world where sheep and the sea are omnipresent. Influenced by the sea and the barren landscape around her and the locals who lived there, her passion for tapestry weaving was renewed.
This sense of place where life is simplified and one feels more closely the daily rhythms lived by farmers, fishermen and the community at large made Ulvik reflect, “Where am I in it? “Through her weaving she “explore[s] a desire to create rhythm or pattern,” which one could say are “masked emotions”.
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