A recurring theme in Kristi Ylvisaker’s drawings, since her early days in Norway when she began using farm animals as models, was inspired by the cave paintings of Lascaux and Chauvet in France. An exhibit of these drawings traveled to the United States in 1995. She also turned the cellar under her home into an ancient cave (see video below) and has cave murals in her gallery. In addition, she did a commissioned cave spa in Des Moines, IA.
Six drawings from the exhibit shown in Seattle, WA.
Cave mural in Ylvisaker’s gallery--The Institute
From Spring, 2009 Exhibit
The cave spa in Des Moines, IA