Tripping the light fantastic with Tina Altwegg

Dancing Nanuqs_Nanuq is Inuit for polar bear cr Tina AtlweggI do love an artist who is capable of extraordinary leaps of logic. While there are plenty of familiar elements to Swiss artist and illustrator Tina Altwegg’s work, there are some wonderfully original skew-whiff details too.

“Part of my work has been inspired by the art of the First Nations of Canada’s West Coast,” Tina comments. “When visiting a few years ago, I was deeply impressed and touched by the striking clarity, strength and beauty of their designs, and the inherent spirituality, passed on over generations. Their connection with both the spiritual and the animal world just struck a chord with me.” Continue reading