Fuzzy Logic: Kim Simonsson’s Moss People

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Inspired by the primeval forests of his native Finland, artist Kim Simonsson’s Moss People bring the fairies and trolls of Nordic folk legends to life. moss-people-6

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Simonsson makes his home in Fiskars, a Finnish village of approximately 1,000 of whom the majority are artists. One day while strolling through a shaded park near his home, his eye was caught by the rich, green moss covering scattered ancient flagstones.

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“Nothing that is alive stays static long enough to grow moss,” relates Simonsson, “but a ceramic figure is frozen in a situation.” As sculpting was (and is) one of his interests, Simonsson then set out to cast a variety of fairies, trolls and other creatures of Nordic legend into realistic situations frozen in time – and covered by moss. So it was that “Moss People” was born.

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