Category Archives: Sculpture
“I think the interesting thing about photography is you’re trying to capture that moment because you want to hold onto it, this vision, this view you see that’s encompassing you, so you’re using photography as an attempt to capture, but then there’s something interesting when you look at that photograph in a different place and time; it conveys another place, a third meaning. That’s what I’m trying to do with my work, using physical or structural components to bring that third element in so it’s not really here nor there, and make it more present at the moment of viewing. I think it fills a gap. I’m really drawn to sculpture, and as a viewer I think it has a lot of possibilities and potential, so I’m really trying to mix the physical presence of an artwork with an image.” – Letha Wilson 2011
Whimsical, sculptural, emotive and eerie are some words to describe the work of Finnish photographer Riitta Päiväläinen who is fascinated by the presence of unwritten history, particularly that which shrouds second hand clothes. Päiväläinen combines my love for cold landscapes and installations made of cloth.