10/08/2011

Lemminkäisen Äiti/The mother of lemminkäinen
The work on the left is a painting by Axel Gallen-Kallela, depicting the scene in the Kalevala (Finnish mythological epic) of Lemminkäinen's mother finding her son on the shore of the north land (death) , and about to attempt bringing him back to life. I thought the connection to monoprint (above) that I made a few days ago interesting. Possibly on some subconscious level I was trying to make a reference to this work? Or maybe there is something in the melancholy of the two women that link them together?

2 comments:

  1. Utterly amazed at the amound of detail in your mono, stunning!

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