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?


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