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Liina Aalto-Setälä | Rukous kimalaiselle II / RESERVED

Year2023
MediumHand-built ceramics, glaze
Size17 x 16 x 14 cm
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The ceramic sculptures are shaped according to the living needs of bumblebees, and they can be placed in the garden as nesting places for bumblebees.

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Artists

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Size 2

S (Ø < 30cm)

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Figurative

Liina Aalto-Setälä is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Helsinki. She has a Master of Arts degree from Aalto University. Aalto-Setälä has presented her works in group exhibitions across Finland, as well as in solo exhibitions in B-gallery in Turku, in Galleria Uusi Kipinä in Lahti and in Galleria Ratamo in Jyväskylä. The next larger collections of works from her will be seen at the Taidevaltakunta Biennale in Hämeenlinna in June 2024, and in a solo exhibition at Galleria Huuto in Helsinki in November 2024. In addition to her artistic activities, she is part of the Kosminen collective, which maintained an art space in Helsinki between 2016 and 2022.

“According to the world view of the Baltic Finns, the relationship with one’s environment takes shape through asking and giving. This principle of reciprocity has been manifested, among other things, in the sacrificial gifts that have been given to the people of the forest in exchange for the products obtained from it. The offering of food gifts and care can still be seen in our everyday life, for example in the form of birdhouses and insect hotels, even though their ritualistic nature has disappeared. The four-part series Prayer to the Bumblebee is a continuation of this tradition. The ceramic sculptures are shaped according to the living needs of bumblebees, and they can be placed in the garden as nesting places for bumblebees.”