a moment of eternity

 

I wished I could share with you this hypnotic and all-enveloping spicy warmth of the woods in the arctic: these intoxicating scents of the forest on the tip of my nose and the sweet kisses by moss and horsetail on my heels…

my anothermicroworld – geology of the soul (24) / mars in me 🔥 🤣

i did see „the bloody moon“ last night, but i glimpsed the moon neither in her true gaudy red colours, nor i glanced the planet mars at all. never mind!! i do carry mars in me 🔥 🤣: this incredible power for the „battle“ of life: vital and confident. mars is kind a patron of my birth month (01.03), and at times i feel his 😈 energy in me 😂: the fiery passion for the pulsing life and the spirit of adventure. this work is a bit an illusion: one sees structures and would like to finger them… an impossible endeavour…all is behind a thick glass clear resin layer 😂. mixed media: acrylic paints, inks, mixatives and resin in wooden canvas (40 x 40 cm).

detail of my anothermicroworld – geology of the soul (24) / mars in me🔥🤣. mixed media: acrylic paints, inks, mixatives and resin in wooden canvas (40 x 40 cm).

detail of my anothermicroworld – geology of the soul (24) / mars in me🔥🤣. mixed media: acrylic paints, inks, mixatives and resin in wooden canvas (40 x 40 cm).

detail of my anothermicroworld – geology of the soul (24) / mars in me🔥🤣. mixed media: acrylic paints, inks, mixatives and resin in wooden canvas (40 x 40 cm).

last night at 02.30 AM: july’s total moon eclipse in lapland (28.07.2018)

rupert the red nosed reindeer… in finnish lapland

very sparse population and – as you see – very low level of traffic. o’boys, how i love these velvet-coated antlers in the middle of nowhere!! a reindeer herd is a sort of a super kick-ass matriarchy. a cow decides. it is the leader cow who knows, or decides, where to go: if the ice will hold and when it is time to migrate from the fell country to the lowlands. it’s the leader cow who knows when it is time to return to the calving grounds in the spring. deep within my innermost being i am totally dependent on that clacking sound, the sound of reindeer hooves. it’s almost metaphysical. especially the white reideer – it is for the bliss 😉


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)