Thursday, August 12, 2010

Inspiration: Marje-Leena Rathje

Yes, it's a kind of Finnish-themed week. I want to celebrate the stunning visual artist, Marja-Leena Rathje, Finnish-Canadian printmaker, photographer and visionary. I find her work breathtaking. We bonded over photos of ancient rock paintings. I had gone crazy photographing them in Finland, but I sure wish I'd had Marja-Leena along to take the photos instead. Her eye is amazing. See for yourself and drop by her site to tell her what you think:

This image from her ARKEO series has particularly strong resonance for me as I finish edits on my novel tentatively titled Owl Stretching or maybe Birdhead or perhaps Another Green World.  Bird women images are very powerful.

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