• Raija Jokinen

Raija Jokinen

My artistic approach is focused on the everyday feelings and situations we all have and I observe the relationship of the emotional and physical surrounding.

To visualize this I use body-related details, such as blood vessels and nerve tracks to intersect with the forms of roots or branches without depicting either of them. I am excited in their apparent similarity with the life-support functions they represent and how these visual allegories can be found in almost all living organisms. It’s interesting to observe how different attitudes people have about these natural details they, and the nature, are built of. Very often the question arises about what is really tangible and where is the borderline between physical things and emotions?

I use flax and machine sewing to make my works.

Contact the artist

Raija Jokinen
Untamontie, Helsinki

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