Visual Artist Satu Kalliokuusi

HERITAGE

- IN VIRTUE NATURAE -


ON THE SPIRITUAL CONTENT OF NATURE



THE EVENING CRY OF BLACK WOODBECKERS

Detail of the painting installation size 4 x 8 meters

Satu Kalliokuusi 2022

ABOUT

HERITAGE: In Virtue Naturae 

- On the Spiritual Content of Nature


Art Center Ahjo  14.8.-2.10.2022 

Joensuu, FINLAND



"I want to make people think about where we come from, where we are and where we are going? What have we inherited from our ancestors and what is left of it and will there be anything left of it for our descendants?"


I have Finno-Ugric roots and in this exhibition I wanted to respect to way how my ancestors has been living through the thousands of years in straight contact with nature. I wanted to describe the spiritual relationship between human and nature throughout the ages and its importance for spiritual well-being. The goal is to inspire viewers to explore their personal history from this starting point and find healing and tonic details for using in their own lives. I just hope they find they back to that nature spirit or even closer to the nature.


The works are mostly made of recycled and natural materials, including the pigments of paints. I have been a nature and humanright activist almost my entire life, and my artistic production often takes a stand for nature or is handling human living.  






THE EVENING CRY OF 

BLACK WOODBECKERS

Painting installation size 4 x 8 m

Karelian embroidery, Chinese Ink and 

Soy tempera on rice paper 

and recycled canvas

Satu Kalliokuusi 2022



ABIES SALUTEM: 

Greetings of the Spruce tree


100 x100 cm 

Chinese Ink and Soy tempera 

on rice paper and canvas

Satu Kalliokuusi 2022


DIES CADIT: 

The Falling evening


100 x100 cm 

Chinese Ink an Soy tempera 

on rice paper and canvas

Satu Kalliokuusi 2022



IN THE MEADOWS OF KARELIA


100 x100 cm 

Chinese Ink an Soy tempera 

on rice paper and canvas

Satu Kalliokuusi 2022



SONG FOR THE LOVELY MAIDEN


100 x100 cm 

Chinese Ink an Soy tempera 

on rice paper and canvas

Satu Kalliokuusi 2022



BETULA SALUTEM: 

Greetings of the Birch tree


100 x100 cm 

Chinese Ink an Soy tempera 

on rice paper and canvas

Satu Kalliokuusi 2022



PINEA SALUTEM: 

Greetings of the Pine tree


100 x100 cm 

Chinese Ink an Soy tempera 

on rice paper and canvas

Satu Kalliokuusi 2022



PINEA VESPERI CANTICUM: 

The evening song of Pine tree


100 x100 cm 

Chinese Ink an Soy tempera 

on rice paper and canvas

Satu Kalliokuusi 2022




DESTRUCTION OF THE

WINTERWONDERLAND 1.


100 x100 cm 

Chinese Ink an Soy tempera 

on rice paper and canvas

Satu Kalliokuusi 2022



DESTRUCTION OF THE

WINTERWONDERLAND 2.


100 x100 cm 

Chinese Ink an Soy tempera 

on rice paper and canvas

Satu Kalliokuusi 2022




CLEARCUTTERS WINTER PARTY


100 x100 cm 

Chinese Ink an Soy tempera 

on rice paper and canvas

Satu Kalliokuusi 2022





FOREST CONFLICT


100 x100 cm 

Chinese Ink an Soy tempera 

on rice paper and canvas

Satu Kalliokuusi 2021





HOMELESS


100 x100 cm 

Chinese Ink and Soy tempera 

on rice paper and canvas

Satu Kalliokuusi 2022



THE HERITAGE


Installation with old Finno-Ugrig 

objects and spruce needles

and Karelian embroidery by 

Satu Kalliokuusi 2022


A View from the exhibition at Art Center Ahjo


THE SHAMAN


Installation of sculptures

Birch, spruce roots, walnut tree, paint

Satu Kalliokuusi 2020-2022



- NAM NATURA -


(For the nature! Against the mining!) 

Video (4 min) 

Directed and filmed by Satu Kalliokuusi 2020-2021


Filmed at Rautuvaara's old and closed mine area in Kolari and Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park 

at Lapland/Finland (2020-21)

Put sound quite loud when watching, thanks!



MINING WASTES DESTROY THE ENVIRONMENT FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS


There are 44 mines in Finland. More are coming, as more and more mining permits have been issued in recent years, on average around 150 permits per year. More than 10 percent of the country's land area is already under permits and reservations for the mining industry. In some provinces, up to 20 percent of the area is reserved and ore prospecting permits, and in certain areas in Central Lapland, almost every square kilometer is under reservations. Most of Finland's mines are risky. For example, the hundreds of millions of tons of waste planned by Terrafame, Kevitsa and Siilinjärvi Yara would spoil waterways for thousands of years.