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School of Architecture College of Design

Art and Artifact: Sweaters by Solveig Hisdal

January 25 to April 11, 2004

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Artistic traditions throughout history inspire contemporary artists, forming and transforming a hybrid of creativity that can be seen beautifully displayed in the work of designer Solveig Hisdal.  Hisdal, the principle designer for the Norwegian knitting mill Oleana A/S, translated inspiration from textile patterns and material combinations presented in old folk costumes into richly colored and patterned knitwear. As a child Hisdal would frequent the dark halls of museums and become fascinated with “the atmosphere that old things create.”  She said, “My goal is not to make copies of old-fashioned costumes, but rather contemporary garments with the essence of the past.”

 

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