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LIVES in Helsinki H:ki- 450-anniversary Artist House Juhannusruusunkuja 3
A 24 00990 H:ki and
WORKS in Cable-CULTURE -factory Tallberg street 1 C 319 00180 H:ki and
teaches in Uiah and other artschools.
born: 8.4-1957 in Vaasa, Finland
Artists O / Ornamo in Board of members 2006-
Ornamo Board of members 2009-
UAH, university of Applied Arts H:ki Ma in Arts 1981-87
UIAH, Art-pedagoc 1991-93
Savonlinna art college 1974-1976
I fell in love with paperart early 1980`s while I was studying Textile Art
in University of Applied Arts. I made my Ma studies , early experiment
focused on ancient art of sheetmaking of paperpulp and papermaking
history .The subsequentrealization that wet pulp retains the shape and
texture of the mold into which it was pressed led to a new life for paper
as a sculptural medium.
ABOUT MY WORKING
For aesthetic reasons I always combine traditional papermaking and the
technology of mass production in my compositions. I draw parallels between
different structures ,explore small changes .
Investigate thoughts and dreams and prayers .The use of goldleaves and
beeswax in my works are a subtle reminder of my Orthodox childhood home
and the smell of tapers.
Juhannusruusunkuja 3 A 24
Tallberginkatu 1 C 319
University of Art and Design Helsinki, UIAH
IAPMA, International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists
Dieu Donne Papermill, New York
BAFA, the Baha'i Association for the Arts
HTS Finnish Artists Association
Cable Factory, Helsinki
© 2004 Leenakaisu Hattunen. Verkkototeutus: Otso Sääski