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Torjus Gaaren, 28, lives outside for most of the year and survives on natural resources. Spruce and reindeer skins are both his sofa and bed, and he eats and wears what he catches in traps.
“I think there’s something missing in man when he has such a distant relationship to what each food stuff and clothes come from, as many have. Obviously it’s easy to shop at the store, but I do not think it is good for man to do so. It sets life in a different perspective when he has to get everything he needs himself”
Ursus Wehrli - The Art of Clean-Up (2011)
The artist channels his obsessive-compulsive disorder into art with a project of deconstructing and reorganizing
”Well, I hate to break it to you,
but there is no big lie.
There is no system.
The universe is indifferent.”- Don Draper
Diadem with Kinnaris (Half-Bird, Half-Female Creatures), 9th-10th century (India)
This three-piece repoussé diadem is a rare example of early Indian jewelry. Four kinnaris dominate the design. This diadem was probably made in Kashmir as the kinnaris are similar to those on the ninth-century temple of Avantisvamin at Avantipur. (X)