Title: "Puutarhakaupunki" (Garden City in Finnish)
Artist: Karin Bolstad
Medium: Egg Tempera on Claybord
Size: 8" X 10"
Price: $600 original (to purchase contact email@example.com);
$85 Giclee Prints
About the vision:
This work is inspired by the work of Ebenezer Howard and the Garden City Movement, as well as New Urbanism, which are both methods of urban planning that focuses on community, walkability, and environmentalism (the "map" in the background shows a bit of the Garden City). The title of "Puutarhakaupunki" is in Finnish, because they are the #1 rated country in terms of environmentalism. The houses are powered by solar tiles and "wind trees" (wind turbines designed to look like trees). The land surrounding homes is designed and cultivated with the principles of permaculture.
About the artist:
Karin Bolstad is a figurative painter with a background in illustration and design. Her work utilizes and is inspired by the techniques of Traditional Icon Writing (which she has been trained in) and Byzantine and Medieval Artwork, created with acrylic paint, mixed media, and most recently egg tempera + gold leaf. Her work explores the themes of the Feminine Experience and Psyche.
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