Meaning the old shamanistic ways of living and believing. Today Greenland is modern. My father was from Greenland, and I lived there as a child. As a professional artist many of my illustration commissions have Greenlandic motives.
The Perception of the Soul (from old greenlandic world view) Pencildrawing by Naja Abelsen. Illustration from "Grønlandske Myter og sagn, Sesam publishing. GREENLAND MYTHOLOGY - (private owner) Available as 400 DKK / 54 Euro.
From a myth: a Walrus and a Polar Bear playing. Watercolour by Naja Abelsen. Illustration from "Grønlandske Myter og sagn, Sesam publishing. GREENLAND MYTHOLOGY - Original for sale. Available as 400 DKK / 54 Euro.
Title: "L'Ame de l*Harfang" (The soul of the snowy owl). This pair, a girl and a snowy owl is found in the Greenlandic inuit mythology. Sold to Ilulissat Art Museum, Greenland. Chinese ink, Ca 30 x 42 cm. By Naja Abelsen. Available as 400 DKK / 54 Euro.
"Urene menneskers bod" pencil drawing by Naja Abelsen, about the old greenlandic world view; the young woman has prepared a dead persons funeral, thus being not pure, and here, after a years restriction she shows off her freedom and regained purity going thorugh the settlement with the seaweed and an old woman. illustration for Knud Rasmussens myth collection. Original for sale. Sesam publishing 2000. Naja Abelsen
UNDER HIMLENS HVÆLV (Under the Vault of Heaven) An artistic model of the world according to old, shamanistic, greenlandic/inuit beliefs. Created in 2011, exhibited at: Knud Rasmussens Museum 2011, Ærø Museum, Søbygaard 2016, Bramming Egnsmuseum 2017. Only used own works for the pictures. The heaven is engraved with INUIT star pictures and the Sun and Moon - www.123hjemmeside.dk/NajaAbelsen
"Trommesangeren" Meaning the drum singer. By Naja Abelsen. 32 x 26 cm. Greenlandic drum tradition, shamanistic too. www,najaabelsen.
The Salmon Amulet. Pencildrawing by Naja Abelsen. Illustration from "Grønlandske Myter og sagn, Sesam publishing. 2000. Original for sale. Available as A3-photoprint 400 DKK / 54 Euro. GREENLAND MYTHOLOGY - www.123hjemmeside.dk/NajaAbelsen.