KSENIA ZAKE

Barons


Untitled / 2014

A poster concerning the problem of uncontrollable deforestation of Latvia.
The character in the poster is Krišjānis Barons, known as the "father of the dainas" (Latvian: "Dainu tēvs") thanks largely to his systematization of the Latvian folk songs and his labour in preparing their texts for publication. His portrait appears on the 100-lat banknote, the only human face of an actual person on modern Latvian currency.

The daina quoted in approximate translation:

"Oh you little bear,

Do you think the forest only belongs to you?

I'm coming with my iron axe

So we can share the forest."

Logo attorney

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Jar in a Jar

This man refused to open his eyes

Nudes tmb

Barons