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New Release – “Spirit of Norway”

Artist Comments

“It was the week before Christmas I was hiking through the frigid forest in Telemark, Norway. It was minus 15 degrees and whipping winds.

As I was trudging through waist-deep snow loaded up with gear I noticed a farm in the distance. A beautiful wooden building beside the barn immediately caught my eyes. It was a Norwegian “stabbur”. My intuition had guided me down this valley and I knew I had to get closer. 

As I approached the farm there was no one around. The farm seemed to have been deserted. I felt like I had stumbled upon a hidden national treasure where time had been standing still for a century. Untouched by modern society.  

The Stabbur was more beautiful than I could have imagined. I was blown away by the craftsmanship and the beautiful wooden carvings. An architectural masterpiece and a beautiful symbol of wooden artistry dating back to the Viking Age. 

I was absolutely amazed by the majestic scene that had revealed itself. The overnight snowfall had transformed the landscape into a winter wonderland. Frozen ice crystals were hanging from the roof. The exposed raw wood and the beautiful wooden carvings were glowing in golden sunlight. The distant snow-capped mountains and the blazing sky made a perfect backdrop. It was like a painting from the Norwegian National Romanticism (Nasjonalromantikken)

Being able to find and capture the solitary beauty of this scene was the perfect Christmas gift”.

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According to the Norwegian folklore each farmstead has a Christmas gnome living in their stabbur. The Christmas gnome brings gifts for well-behaved children. But if the gnomes are not well-looked after, they can play tricks on people. Some people put out a bowl of rice porridge sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon to keep their gnome happy, much like children today leave out cookies for Santa.

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