Smorgasbord (After Per Lysne)
Single Channel 3D Animation, 2 min 10 sec
The art of rosemaling (translated literally from Norwegian as "decorative painting") began in 18th century Norway as a way to cope with the long, dark winter months. Smorgasbord represents the way cultural traditions and values depend on reinvention and rebirth, surviving (perhaps even flourishing) for future generations. Besides the final representation of the work, this time-based piece documents the artist’s focus on creating the end (blooming) state, similar to how rosemaling artists might approach their own process and craft.