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Anni Rapinoja

Lives and works in Hailuoto
Email: a.rapinoja(at)gmail.com

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Online Exhibition

Wardrobe of Nature

For Finnish:
esittely suomeksi löytyy hienosta katalogista lisätietoja: pdf

Autumn shoes, Anni Rapinoja

The works in the Wardrobe of Nature series depict the relationship between people and nature. The forms are primarily from the human world, but the works themselves are a part of nature, works of art.

Nature has been a partner to Hailuoto artist Anni Rapinoja for nearly 20 years.
Studies in botany and geography have been crucially important to her. The ‘art of nature’ and environmental activism have gone hand-in-hand.

More information: pdf -catalogue
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Anni Rapinoja, shoes made of tea-leaved willow

Thease Shoes is made of tea-leaved Willow.

autumn trip, Anni rapinoja
Anni Rapinoja: Autumn trip, fellow worker Bog worthleberry.

People have drifted far away from their ‘home’, from nature. Seeing forms of one’s own world combined with nature awakens a subconscious need to get close to it, to get inside.
The art brings out a craving to be close to nature, a desire to go back ‘home’. -tells Anni Rapinoja


The works in the Wardrobe of Nature series depict the relationship between people and nature. The forms are primarily from the human world, but the works themselves are a part of nature, works of art. Structurally, the “shoes, handbags,
goblets...” are especially light; the structure of the mould comprises tissue paper hardened with rye porridge. Large works often have cotton or woolen material as supporting structures.


The need to touch these works is bewildering and understandable. People have drifted far away from their ‘home’, from nature. Seeing forms of one’s own world combined with nature awakens a subconscious need to get close to it, to get inside. The explorer of the art does not take the time to observe his or her actions, although on a conscious level they know that you don’t touch works of art. The art brings out a craving to be close to nature, a desire to go back ‘home’.

Anni Rapinoja

 


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