Thursarn's Waterfall Series has been reproduced in high quality on artistic paper to bring these ancient and powerful sites to life in the ways they should be viewed.
The Høstfoss and Låtefossen prints are a series by Thursarn focusing on waterfalls. Her photographs of some of the most stunning sights in nature have been printed so they can be brought into the home and evoke connection with these sites. The word "Foss" is the Old Norse word for waterfall and through the Scandinavian expansion during the Viking period, the word remains behind in places like Cumbria in England where names of waterfalls often end with "force".
Asta draws inspiration from the ancient textual sources as well, acknowledging the respect that people of the past held for locations like this. Specifically, she quotes Gylfaginning 16:
"...it is said that the norns, that dwell in the fountain of Urd, every day take water from the fountain and take clay that lied around the fountain and sprinkle therewith the ash, in order that it's branches may not wither or decay." (Anderson).
These waterfalls and natural wells allow the viewer to remember how deeply significant these locations have been through the ages, both in storytelling and recognising our place in nature.
Printed on high quality C-Type Fuji Matt art board at 250 gsm.
Each print is size A3