I have not made a Sami Spirit calendar for 2016. Sales have been declining while printing and mailing costs have gone up, making it economically unfeasible for now. I am currently reevaluating whether or not to continue with the calendar or use some other format to present my artwork. I will however make my Sami portraits available as cards or larger sized prints soon, check my websites for new information soon. Thank you all so much for your support over the years. I may start working on a book of some sort soon, with stories and images, but that will take time. In the meantime, Happy new year everyone!
Sincerely, Kurt Seaberg.
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The Sami Spirit Calendar features the original artwork of visionary Sami American artist Kurt Seaberg, whose intricate line drawings are combined with insights and historical knowledge about Sami culture to make this not only a calendar, but a doorway into the world of Northern Scandinavia’s indigenous people.
The calendar’s 12 beautiful and intimate portraits are drawn from Kurt’s travels in Sápmi, and reflect research into his own heritage and the culture, history and struggles of the Sami, the indigenous people of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia.
With its beautiful imagery and carefully researched details, each month becomes an intimate encounter with the fascinating history and cultural richness of the Sami people, who have lived in the area commonly referred to as Lapland for thousands of years.
Today there are between 70,000 to 100,000 Sami – the largest concentration is in Norway. Traditionally the Sami are a semi-nomadic people, with a culture revolving around reindeer herding, hunting, and fishing.
For a short video explaining the calendar click HERE
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