The Elf Mound, picture 1

"It's hard not to be inspired by Hans Christian Andersen. His stories are so vibrant that you're tempted to think they have written themselves! Even though they were written many years ago, I don't think they've mildewed at all." (Lise Arildskov Rasmussen).
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The Elf Mound, picture 2

"My drawing is about the old elf maid talking to a nightjar. In itself a seemingly boring and not very action-packed subject. That's why I've chosen to draw the many mythical and fabulous figures that appear in the text. It has given the drawing a somewhat "cut" or silhouette-like look, that is as much decorative as it tells a story." (Otto Dickmeiss)
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The Elf Mound, picture 3

"At first I thought I would show both elf maids and trolls and will-o'-the-wisps in a panoramic picture where the figures would be small and nature big. In the end I decided just to show the trolls and the will-o'-the-wisps, to turn the angle and go closer. In that way the trolls now seem very big, and you have to imagine that you are standing where the elf maids would be standing. The horizontal line has been tilted a bit, which also makes the composition more dramatic." (Lars Gabel).
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The Elf Mound, picture 4

"The opening of my text bit, the part where the troll from Dovre is described, appealed to me immediately. That's why I chose to concentrate the illustrative weight on him. I found it amusing to really cram the picture with a large massive back that blocks the view of the beautiful fairy landscape presumed by the text." (Esben Horn).
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The Elf Mound, picture 5

"As long as I can remember, this fairytale has always left me feeling that it was sad and unfair that the beautiful elf maids should be handed over to the ugly, ungrateful trolls, and that's why I've emphasized the somewhat worrying deal that the elf father and the Norwegian barbarians have engaged in!" (Flemming B. Jeppesen).
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