Sunday, June 25, 2017

Auringonlasku - Sunset


Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2017.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Why am I doing this


Creative work is more fun than fun.

I feel less lonely and anxious.

I want to achieve variety and intensity within limitations.

I want to show you that I actually care about these things.

I am exploring and arriving at my own emotional truth.

I want to show you what is in my DNA.

My hunger allows me to do this no matter what.

Being surprised by useful knowledge feels great.

This is my second chance after my mental breakdown.

I am trying to understand feelings I can never fully understand.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Huippu - Top


Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2017.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ostettu - Bought


Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2017.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Aseita - Weapons


Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2017.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Haavoittunut - Wounded


Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2017.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Amme - Tub


Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2017.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Luita - Bones


Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2017.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Rajaviiva - Borderline


Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2017.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Paistetta - Shine


Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2017.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Välissä - Between


Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2017.

Pakkomielle - Obsession


Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2017.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Defending art


In these times we have to draw attention to things that are not boring under the surface. The warm connection with other people will be so much better. Give it time and let it grow.

What does this feel like? Does it feel interesting? I prefer these questions to perpetual self-pity or selfishness. I can understand the occasional "I don't know what to say right now." It can be a good sign along with sudden feelings of embarrassment. We are dealing with strong sensations that are hard to explain. I find this exciting. What is less exciting is always defending yourself with "I don't know anything about it." Defending art doesn't mean you have to become someone else.

We all know how to create mood. We are all capable of appreciating complicated images. It takes courage to take a step from typical examples into something else. It may not be a massive leap but sometimes you have to throw yourself forward. I don't want to be bored to death by things that immediately come to mind.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Raivokas - Rabid


Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2017.