Balaclava Girl

DolkSeptember 2010


Stavanger, Norway

Having established himself early on as one of Norway’s leading stencil artists with a career spanning back to 2003, Dolk has made waves with his contrasting, abstract buff project, and his aim to paint 100 walls in 50 cities.

This piece from 2010 however, departs from this project. Painted by hand, yet retaining the simplistic quality of a stencil, it illustrates a woman painting on a balaclava, as if she were preparing for a revolution. Interestingly, the visual foreshadows the rise of feminist Russian art activist band and political movement, Pussy Riot in 2011, shortly after this piece was painted.


  • Title: Balaclava Girl
  • Creator: Dolk
  • Date Created: September 2010
  • Location Created: Lervig area
  • Type: Mural
  • Rights: ©Nuart Festival, ©Ian Cox
  • Medium: Paint, Spray paint
  • Art Genre: Figurative
  • Art Movement: Street Art
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Wall
  • Depicted Location: Industrial building

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