Day 15: Elder Muse – Eldering Magic Within Nature

Have you ever been so immersed in nature that you truly felt you had become one with it?

A conceptual collaborative photography project between Finnish and Norwegian artists Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth started off as a riff on traditional Nordic folklore….and then transformed to individual elders all over the world communing with nature in a way they had most probably never imagined. Becoming the center point – celebrated, valued and seen. A woven tapestry of communion with the natural world.

Throughout history, elders have been traditionally revered for their experience and wisdom. Now, however, seniors often admit they feel as if they’ve been erased from the larger cultural conversation. But, by incorporating older models as almost sculptural elements into their compositions, Ikonen and Hjorth have created a body of work that takes ostensibly invisible individuals and makes them the center of attention.”

I invite you to click on the link for the article below to view the magic that happens when elders deeply connect with nature….and themselves.

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Gaye Abbott, Natural Passages Consulting, 12/15/22. Please feel free to share this post and link to WildlyFreeElder

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