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Kurbits is an artform that developed in late 1800 century in Dalarna, a region in the middle of Sweden. It was Rättvik and Leksand, two cities, that constituted the cradle of the folklore art which had a structure with naive colour settings as well as fantasy flowers. The bombastic way to form a leaf or flower was a way to enhance a story since many people from this time period in Sweden were illiterate.
Lindas relation to kurbits is a heritage from her grandparents that came from the region Dalarna where she also spent her childhood vacations. As a child she was fascinated by the artform and often sat by the kitchen table in Siljansnäs painting her own compositions. At one time she acted bravely and exchanged one of her paintings to a poster by a famous artist from the region.
The Illustration is made by Caroline Tinterova.
Every part of the illustration is a symbol with heritage.
In the base we find a Viking ship from the island Lidingö where she grew up. The colour blue of the turgid leaves is symbolizing the waves.
A place on the island where Linda finds harmony and inspiration is at the cliffside with the oak trees (quercus robur) and pink carnations (dianthus deltoids) as her company.
When position our eyes a bit higher up there are flowers from Grasse (France), jasmine grandiflorum and pink centifolia, flowers that has a certain impact but also takes place in her compositions.
Close above the rose and jasmine you find a certain version of bluebell that used to dance at the fields in her childhood Siljansnäs, also grandma Anna-Lisa’s favourite flower.