Holter was adopted from a Mother Teresa orphanage in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and came to Nøttøry just outside of Tønsberg in Norway in 1977 when she was just 11 months old, which she believes helped shape her work as an artist in several ways. “I had a wonderful and creative childhood with both my parents and my sister, who was adopted from Korea,” Holter explains. “Everything we did at home was handcrafted – my father was always making things and my mother sewed, so being creative and concerned with quality is something that comes from within.” Holter also feels that her background of being adopted is relevant to her artwork in terms of curiosity and the art of pondering where people are going in life.

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