It is Made Up, 2017, Ceramic sculptures on used furniture

Individual titles:

Why so sturdy? – Potato woman

Oh, such long time you have you been around – Girl from Amager knitting

So stubborn/ constantly reassembled - Female Fish Vendor

Is it the inside or outside? – Fisherman

When you pretend to be something else – Girl from Aalborg

Under construction - Blacksmith

Copies of original Danish Figurines first created between 1900 and 1960, all with a maximum height of 31cm/12 in.

Original titels: Kartoffelkvinden, Pige fra Amager der Strikker, Fiskerkone, Fisker, Pige fra Aalborg, Smed.

 

In the 1800s and to some degree continued into the 1900s, the people in the cities had become particularly interested in the people of the countryside. They considered the Farmer the most real of all Danish and they became a symbol of the real hardworking Dane.

The Danish national costume, which was considered used by people in the countryside, was presented as a book for the first time in 1864 as a result of travels done by the artist F. C. Lund. Later, other artist relied on his lithographs in their own continuation of representing people in the countryside. However, as was discovered in the 1960s the images were mainly a construction and the only things today considered without a doubt costumes, were their hats.