The Kalevala (According To Scott Sandwich)

The Kalevala is Finland’s epic poem. Rooted deep in their culture, everyone in the country knows the stories, the characters, the poetry…

But translated to English, it’s just not very good. English cannot handle the poetics of the language, and the forced 8-syllable structure. English has never been a successful way to communicate the power and magic of the Kalevala…

… Until now.

This work was created during my residency at Arteles, Finland, January 2012.

– Scott Sandwich

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2 responses to “The Kalevala (According To Scott Sandwich)

  1. You’re some kinda genius. I can’t even fathom how you could recall all of that.

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