Litt Hjem Dollhouse by Donna Johnson
This is an Embellishment exhibit piece. Available to pick up or have shipped after January 5, 2024.
Artist Statement: Norwegians of old who lived where winters were long and dark felt the need to brighten their homes with rosemaling. This plain, unassembled craft store dollhouse needed to be brightened up too. The walls, ceiling, doors, shutters, and furnishings all became surfaces for little flowers and scrolls. Up until this exhibit, the fact that this 75-year-old rosemaler played with dollhouses was a closely guarded secret!
I love rosemaling! Over the past 12 years, it has provided a special bond with my daughter. I have taken classes from five different gold medalists and Turid Fatland. I have taken classes at Vesterheim and have entered pieces in the National Exhibition. I have attended many Nordic Fests and Syttende Mai celebrations. I have met so many wonderful, talented people through rosemaling.
Dimensions: h 30” x w 24” x d 17”
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