NXT creatives

Ann Kristin Einarsen

Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo

The solar followed by the lunar followed by the solar followed by the lunar

Ann Kristin Einarsen's The solar followed by the lunar followed by the solar followed by the lunar is a sculpture consisting of a porcelain rabbit, a dead squirrel and a wooden base. The porcelain rabbit is standing on its feet with its eyes closed, gently holding the dead squirrel. The white porcelain rabbit, with its naive and almost cartoonish visual language, represents how we as humans perceive nature: cute, innocent and with human emotions. In contrast: a real, dead baby squirrel, thrown from a tree by its own mother. The solar followed by the lunar followed by the solar followed by the lunar is about nature and its course. About the perishable and the degradable. About how the natural processes are unsentimental in their essence. Unlike us – we who dwell on the past.