greetings from lapland, sirpa

nightless night in lapland, jerisjärvi: my soulscape, and the stairway to heaven on earth.  this funny  jetty is eagerly waiting for the kayak from the shed…and me, to finally head for the water tomorrow. (photo is taken at 22.40 o’clock)

 

lapland impressions (5) – antlers as an offering to the mother earth

lapland impressions (5) – antlers as an offering to the mother earth (sami-folk believes that the spirit of life is living in the reindeer antlers). mixed media, alcohol inks, acrylics, gold pigments, resin etc. on ceramics and wood.

 

lapland impressions (5) – antlers as an offering to the mother earth. mixed media, alcohol inks, acrylics, gold pigments, resin etc. on ceramics and wood (colours aren’t really true to life in this photo ;))

lapland impressions (3) – secret life of roots

the work was born last summer (2017) in my cottage in finland/lapland, some 200 kilometers to the north of the arctic circle. i had kind of home chemistry over there, experimenting with different materials: acrylic paints, inks, chemicals, water and fire… i really could enjoy painting to the fullest, ‚cause the sun didn’t set…                                                                                                            mixed media: layered bioresin with acrylics, inks, metallic pigments etc. on metal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lapland impressions (2) – botanical gem

lapland’s fells conceal mysteries. this is no surprise, since they have been there for so many tens of millions of years just where they are today. telling me never ending stories. mixed media: inks, metallic pigments, bio-resin etc. on ceramic and wood.

lapland impressions (2) – botanical gem. mixed media: inks, metallic pigments, bio-resin etc. on ceramic and wood.

detail of lapland impressions (2) – botanical gem. mixed media: inks, metallic pigments, bio-resin etc. on ceramic and wood.

detail of lapland impressions (2) – botanical gem. mixed media: inks, metallic pigments, bio-resin etc. on ceramic and wood.

lapland impressions (2) – botanical gem. mixed media: inks, metallic pigments, bio-resin etc. on ceramic and wood.

polar night – the sun is just an idea

polar night, and the sun is just an idea: mystical time within the polar circles, when the sun no longer rises above the horizion at all…enigmatic!! mixed media: acrylic paints, acrylate polymer emulsion, layered resin on wooden canvas (50 x 50 cm)