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Swedish Fika, 21x30cm Stockholm Print Limited Edition, Sweden
Fika is often translated as “a coffee and cake break”, which is kind of correct, but really it is much more than that.
Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. Many Swedes consider that it is almost essential to make time for fika every day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat.
This is a print of a very detailed scene of Stockholm. I did a line drawing, then I did the watercolor, scanned it, and have it printed on high-quality Canon Inkjet Matte Photo Paper 170g/m2. There is only a few left of these signed and numbered artworks available, so do not hesitate to order.
Fika cannot be experienced at your desk by yourself. That would just be taking coffee and cake.
Fika is a ritual. Even the mighty Volvo plant stops for fika. All Swedes consider it important to make time to stop and socialise: to take a pause. It refreshes the brain and strengthens relationships. And it makes good business sense: firms have better teams and are more productive where fika is institutionalised.
Fika can be a verb. Swedes will say to each other, “Let’s go and fika!” or “You and I fika together so well”.
Exactly what you eat during fika is not really important. The food is incidental to the companionship, the socializing and catching up with friends and colleagues. But whatever food you choose for fika it should be fresh and well presented. Ideally, it should be homemade. Many team leaders in Sweden consider it important to regularly bake something at home to take into work for fika.
Often fika is enjoyed by candlelight, even if it is in an office or the corner of a factory. It’s all about slowing down and finding time for friends and colleagues, whilst you sip a drink and enjoy something small to eat. Candlelight helps!
-CANON inkjet A4 Matte Photo Paper 170g/m2
-Frame with glass NOT included.
-Mat / Passepartout NOT included.
-Certificate of authenticity included.
-Depending on your monitor settings, color may appear different on the screen than on the actual print.
PACKAGING / SHIPPING
-The artwork will be carefully packaged and shipped in a cardboard envelope.
All art is the property of artist Alex Colard and may not be reproduced, resold, or used in any form.
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|Dimensions||21 × 30 cm|