THE DALA PROJECT
The Dala Project is an ongoing personal side street-art project I am working on. The intention is to place Dala horses (realistic horses painted like Swedish Dala horses) around Sweden (and eventually, hopefully around the world). The hope is to bring public art to the community and maybe try to deliver messages of current issues via the art of the horses.
The reason I chose the Dala Project is because I think the Dala Horse is such a culture stamp in Sweden and that the majority of the public can relate to it and feel some sort of attachment to the Dala Horse and what it represents in Swedish cultural history. Adding my own twist of painting the Dala in a realistic manner helps draw attention to the public art placed in local Swedish neighborhoods as well as let the community accept urban art and how it is placed in their public space.