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Svima | Canadian Shield: Purple Path
Svima | Canadian Shield: Purple Path
Svima | Canadian Shield: Purple Path
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Svima: Anamarija Korolj

  • Pastel, pencil and pen on paper | 2021
  • Giclée print with archival inks
  • Unique original drawing
  • 28"x 44"(71 x 111 cm)
  • Museum quality glass and frame (white)


This scene shows a walking path through a rocky hillscape at the edge of the Arctic. There are no trees this far north, and few plants can survive the extreme cold, but the stony landscape is alive with brightly coloured mosses and small flowers.

This piece is part of our exhibition Soft Shield | Allegorical Spaces by Svima as part of DesignTO Festival 2022. 

Like cells encased in their membranes, communicating mysteriously with one another and the body as a whole, humans are beginning to interface with our spaces more intimately. Our spaces are becoming responsive to us, and in many ways, are beginning to know us.

In Soft Shield, Svima explores the responsive, pliable, flexible, biophilic, and biomorphic. The works examine how spaces relate to wellbeing, physical and mental health, storytelling, and the natural environment. Conceived as a series of allusive narratives where each space tells a story, the works investigate notions of self and perception, using vivid environments as allegories for various facets of contemporary existence.