The Giants are part of the Fairytales project, coordinated by lithuanian artist and lecturer Marija Marcelionyte. Marija found 35 lithuanian folk farytales, which were not published before and split them among about 70 artists working in different media. Every artist had to create an artwork illustrating a fairytale, it could be a painting, a movie, a sculpture, an installation or whtaever. All the project is followed by an exchibition and catalogue. Exchibition can be seen (till January 20, 2010) in Art Center in Kaunas, Lithuania.
I got the fairytale, which is called The King And The Giants Helpers. It's about a king, who is travelling to see another king and on his way king meets giants and invites them to come with. During the visit giants help king in different situations. The illustartions are abstract portrets of each giant.
The first one is Miller. He could blow the wind from his nose to make tha wind mill work.
The Miller detail:
The second one is Shooter. Besides that he was very tall.
The Shooter detail:
The third one is Very Strong. He helped the king to carry o lot of money to the boat.
The Very Strong detail:
The last one is Vine Carrier. He was sent by king to bring the vine from another kingdom. He could run very fast.
The Vine Carrier detail:
Some photos from the second exhibition during Vilnius Book Fair (2010, January 18-21). One of the portraits was hanged upsidedown:)