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Andra Junalainen

  • Photography
  • BA
  • Taig
  • Tutor: Laura Kuusk
  • Collage
  • 40 × 55 × 2cm; 25 × 19,5 × 2cm; 80 × 40 × 2cm

“taig” is a series of collages through which I have attempted to visualise the beliefs of ancient Estonians on protective magic and its practice. The need for protection and safety has been important among both our ancestors and contemporary humans – both have employed rituals, word magic, glyph magic or objects to ward off misfortunes, diseases or  destructive effects of the forces of nature. Using these rituals and symbols I have created a series, which tells a story of humans and beliefs.