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Vígdis Sigmundsdóttir - an Artist in Suðuroy
Vígdis Sigmundsdóttir lives in Tvøroyri in Suðuroy, Faroe Islands. She was born in 1934. In 1956 she graduated as a nurce. Vígdis was working as an operating nurse for 20 years in Randers Hospital (Randers Centralsygehus). In 1972 she graduated as an interior arcitect. After living in Denmark for many years, Vígdis became a widow and choose to move back to the Faroes. She worked for some years in the National Hospital (Landssjúkrahúsið) in Tórshavn, but now she has retired and lives in Suðuroy, where she can spend more time working with her art. She has developed her own style cutting paper in beautiful landscapes or themes from the Faroese ballads or other themes. Vígdis has had several Art Exhibitions in the Faroes, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. Vígdis has created a series of 12 artworks, collage, with the theme Ormurin Langi, which The National Post office of the Faroe Islands bought and used as in Faroese Stamps. Vígdis Sigmundsdóttir was using the ballad "Ormurin Langi" (The Long Serpent) as a theme in these artworks. The ballad is telling the story about an historic event year 999 or 1000, when the king of Norway Olav Trygvason was attact on sea by the kings of Denmark and Sweden and a norwegian Erik the Earl (Eirikr Hákunarson), The Battle of Svolder, read article in Wikipedia. You can read more about the ballad Ormurin Langi in an article from Wikipedia. The Faroese Viking Metal Band Týr made the ballad of Ormurin Langi famous worldwide with their song with the same title Ormurin Langi, sung by a young man from Tvøroyi in Suðuroy, Pól Arni Holm, the song is based on the same ballad that Faroese people still sing while dancing the traditional Faroese chain dance. Vígdis is also an active chain dancer and participates often, when there is Faroese Dance in Suðuroy and elsewhere. You can see photos of some of her artworks on this page. Read an article about Vígsdis Sigmundsdóttir on Wikipedia.
 
Heitið/Title Mynd/Billede/Photo Vers fra kvadet
Ormurin Langi 1.Ormurin Langi 11. Viljið tær hoyra kvæði mítt,
viljið tær orðum trúgva,
um hann Ólav Trygvason,
hagar skal ríman snúgva.

Glymur dansur í høll,
Dans sláið ring
Glaðir ríða Noregs menn
til Hildar ting.
Ormurin Langi 2.Ormurin Langi 23. Knørrur varð gjørdur á Noregis landi,
gott var í honum evni;
sjúti alin og fýra til
var kjølurin millum stevna.
Ormurin Langi 3.Ormurin Langi 310. "Einar skalt tú nevna meg
væl kann boga spenna
Tambar eitur mín menski bogi,
ørvar drívur at renna".
11. "Hoyr tú tað, tú ungi maður,
vilt tú við mær fara,
tú skalt vera mín ørvar-garpur
Orminn at forsvara."
Ormurin Langi 4.Ormurin Langi 431. Ólavur siglir í Eysturhavi,
ætlar heim at fara;
tá ið hann kom í Oyrasund,
hann sær ein skipaskara.
Ormurin Langi 5.Ormurin Langi 533. Danimarks kongur til orða tekur:
"Alt mær væl skal ganga;
Krist signi míni eygu tvá,
nú síggi eg Orminn langa."
37. Eirikur hyggur í havið út,
talar til sínar menn:
"Tað svørji eg við sannan Gud,
teir síggja ei Orminn enn."
Ormurin Langi 6.Ormurin Langi 645. Úlvur reyði í stavni stendur;
gott var í honum evni:
"Leggið ei Orminn longri fram,
enn hann hevur longri stevni."
46. Kongurinn stendur í lyfting aftur;
í skarlak var hann klæddur.
"Nú síggi eg, mín stavna-maður
er bæði reyður og ræddur."
Ormurin Langi 7.Ormurin Langi 749. Ólavur stendur á bunkanum,
talar til sínar menn:
"Hvør eigir hesi nógvu skip?
Eg kenni tey ikki enn."
50. Svaraði Torkil, kongsins bróðir,
mælir av tungum inna:
"Danimarks kongur og Svøríkis kongur
vilja tín deyða vinna."
Ormurin Langi 8.Ormurin Langi 856. Svøríkis kongur mót Ólavi legði
eina morguntíð,
tað var sum í bál at líta,
skeiðir dundu í.
62. Løgdu teir knørr við knarrarborð,
hvørgin vildi flýggja;
høvur og kroppar í havið tumla,
øðiligt var at síggja.
Ormurin Langi 9.Ormurin Langi 977. Bardust teir á miðjum skipi,
vil eg frá tí greiða;
øvugur mátti jarlurinn leypa
aftur á Jarnbrad breiða.
Ormurin Langi Seinasta.Ormurin Langi Seinasta85. Eirikur fekk tá Orminn langa; eingin annar kundi,
tók hann sjálvur róður í hond
og stýrdi "Orm" frá sundi.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The tourist information centre in Suðuroy - Tvørávegur 37 - FO-800 Tvøroyri - tlf. +298 611080 - fax +298 371814. - infotvoroyri.fo
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