Systems Evoking Roots and Veins Sprawl Across Raija Jokinen’s Organic Flax Figures

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#anatomy
#flax
#vegetation
#Raija Jokinen
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July 26, 2022

Grace Ebert

All photographs © Raija Jokinen, shared with permission

Finnish artist Raija Jokinen (up to now) echoes the herbal shapes of botanics and anatomy in her elaborately shaped figures. The sculptural works are created from sprawling webs that seem like each root and vein techniques, with vegetation and extra dense, fleshy patches rising from an arm or torso. Each and every piece fuses the bodily and psychological, Jokinen says, sharing that her “way is considering on a regular basis emotions, eventualities, and ideas all of us have.”

The mesh works are made out of flax—Jokinen employs a method very similar to that used for home made paper—that she dyes and molds into branches, twigs, and different natural bureaucracy. She then provides floral and structural main points via device sewing, which additionally strengthens the in a different way fragile subject material. “With those strategies, I'm able to create unfastened bureaucracy, like cut-outs, and clear buildings that permit sturdy shadows at the wall or occupy the gap round it,” she says.

A lot of Jokinen’s figures proven listed here are on view as a part of a solo exhibition via October 9 at Château de Trévarez in Brittany, and he or she can even have items incorporated within the World Mini Textile Exhibition in Bratislava this November. To peer extra of her works, take a look at her web site and Instagram.

 

Photograph through Philippe Robin

Photograph through Philippe Robin

#anatomy
#flax
#vegetation
#Raija Jokinen
#sculpture

 

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