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portrait
posted by stefan riebel on 4 January 2019

portrait
marker on oil on canvas, 2018

With a black permanent marker I paint myself into an oil painting that I found on display on one of the walls in the lobby of the main building of the Biological Station of the University of Helsinki in Kilpisjärvi. The painting shows the lake „Kilpisjärvi“, which the nearby village is named after, as well as the fell „Saana“, which is considered sacred to the indigenous Sami people of the region, from the perspective of the nearby swedish waterfront.

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