Kati Riikonen


“With my painting I wish to share the story of seeing light amidst the reality of loss and sorrow. This light might only be a fading flame, but still exists somewhere, perhaps hidden. Growing into flowers of sorrow, which remind us of close ones, whom we miss, whom we love and have loved. For it would be sad, if we did not continue with our lives and pass onwards the precious legacy we may have received from our loved ones.

 

The painting has been done on canvas using mixed technique. Hidden behind zippers are words like love, trust, peacefulness. Some words, signifying some emotions, we do not always wish to reveal to others. Or we would wish to choose when such an emotion surfaces.

 

Hidden behind a closed zipper lies sorrow. Burying it, concealing it is always not possible and well so. One feels sorrow, when it is the time for it.”

 

Kati Riikonen