New image of string art: Galleria Seinä, Lapin yliopisto

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Maria Huhmarniemi and Elina Härkönen draw with woolen strings in the exhibition “New image of string art".

The colors of wool yarn are from natural dyeing: from onions, mushrooms, and plants. Elina has dyed yarns, Maria have drawn with them in a similar way that people used to make decorative crafts in Finland, and co-creation has included dialogue, sharing and collaboration. Traditional topics of flowers have changed into more modern shapes and images influenced by world cultures. The exhibition is a tribute to living heritage: the revitalization of plant dyeing and yarn boards.

Maria and Elina are artists and art educators based in Rovaniemi and the University of Lapland. They are inspired by craft traditions and Northern nature. The exhibition continues their collaboration in series of artworks Nature Colour Theory.
Translated title of the contributionNew image of string art
Original languageFinnish
PublisherTaiteiden tiedekunta
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoEC publication typeF1 Published independent work of art


  • art
  • craft

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design


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