Kirjotut kannat : Juuret 2022 / Elämänlanka 2023 / Spektrillä 2023 / Maalaismainen rakkaus 2023

Translated title of the contribution: Flower of Fife: Series of three blanket embroideries

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Abstract

Thread of Life, 2023
The “Thread of Life” embroidery theme is the so-called rose net, which appears as a motif in many cultures worldwide, including Finnish traditional crafts. Today, it is known as a symbol of the Flower of Life. Through the embroidery, I highlight that cultural influences do not bow to national borders. Through the stitches, my aim is to celebrate transculturality, where people can take pride in their multicultural backgrounds. However, in the artwork, the life thread is sometimes dark, occasionally fading but still maintaining its connection.

On the Spectrum, 2023
“On the Spectrum” belongs to the Flower of Fife series, in which I aim to capture the beauty of a traditional and symmetrical pattern. The rose net is one of the most common decorative motifs of traditional Finnish distaffs. People typically purchased spinning wheels but made distaffs as an engagement gift. Men engraved them with symbolic declarations of love. Today, the motif is known as the Flower of Life, interpreted as symbolising creation and the interconnectedness of all living beings.

Rustic Love, 2023
“Rustic Love” has shades of rustic brown. The title refers to a handcrafted gift of distaff as a gesture of love.
Translated title of the contributionFlower of Fife: Series of three blanket embroideries
Original languageFinnish
Place of PublicationJyväskylä
PublisherSuomen käsityön museo
Publication statusPublished - 2024
MoEC publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art
EventKirjotut kannat / Embroidered Stances -näyttely - Suomen käsityön museo, Jyväskylä, Finland
Duration: 13 Jan 20247 Apr 2024
https://www.craftmuseum.fi/nayttelyt-ja-tapahtumat/vaihtuvat-nayttelyt/paanayttelyt/kirjotut-kannat

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design

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