A portrait of, and jewellery by, Finnish artist Maria Nuutinen
I think this is one of my favourite artist's portraits ever. (Though a little small- I looked everywhere for a larger, higher res version of this- but this is the largest I've come across).
Love the pointed toes. The third leg. The colours. That I just can't help but like somebody (even without meeting them) who poses so perfectly with a third mannequin leg.
From her interview on Klimdt02.net
"I have thought about my lecture and my works. And I think the main idea is people and our behaviour. I enjoy watching people, I find interesting to listening stories and destinations and also makeing my own stories. I like to be with people who dares to be just who they are. I don't like to talk with words that are so 'fine' that nobody understand. I like to be me.
I heard that some seminar people were surprised how I put pins through human figures on my pincushions. To me pincushions are just objects of my normal daily life. When I was little my mother used to make our clothes. I loved beautifull pins with different colours and I made figures and decorations by pins. I knew that pins can hurt but they never were woodoo objects to me. I don't mind that kind of things. I don't want to hurt people. But I also know that everybody hurts. There is not just happy life. Life goes up and down, that is a fact, I am sure. I like to give comments. My works can have a very clear message, but it may not be my personal opinion. It can be something I have notised and found interesting or something that someone has sed to me in the street."
More found on klimt02.net and on www.amazinganimal.fi