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Journal Entry: Tue Jan 11, 2011, 10:32 AM
Fruit Bowl by Rajala
I'd been away for a while and I was just about to quickly check if I had gotten any messages and BAM! Over 1400 waiting. I found out that this Fruit Bowl of mine had been added to daily deviations two days before. I must say that this was a most pleasant surprise. Thanks everyone!

As a gratitude I have three new art projects to display here, each with three pictures. Enjoy!

Broken but Not Hopeless
Broken but Not Hopeless: Side by Rajala  Broken but Not Hopeless by Rajala  Broken but Not Hopeless: Front by Rajala
This head consists of papier mache on top of a steel grid structure. I'm quite fond of it because it displays well my fascination of not hiding hints about used material but instead exposing them as a greater advantage.

Due to the mentioned methods the head is hollow and this, of course with said object, is symbolic enough: on a quick glance you might seem doing alright but on the inside you feel empty and meaningless with heavy mental scars. What I especially want to express here is the hope in this situation. The smile on her face is not intended to hide the broken feeling. On the contrary, she still has a reason to smile though life has been hard on her. She has the will to learn from past mistakes and to carry her scars with dignity.

A Shred of Humanity
A Shread of Humanity: Side by Rajala  A Shread of Humanity by Rajala  A Shread of Humanity: Front by Rajala
Faces have become fascinating to me in art. I particularly like when the used material is cold and lifeless but the face seems to be on the verge of moving and breathing. Well, for a metal artisan like me this approach is also most suitable.

Here I wanted to get a feeling of a frozen movement where steel stripes merge to form a head and maybe then to form a complete human being. A T1000 perhaps, heh!

The Elemental Face
The Elemental Face: Ice by RajalaThe Elemental Face: Original by RajalaThe Elemental Face: Fire by Rajala
Here I got a bit experimental. This is actually a triptych where in the middle is my self-made steel face in frames and on both sides photos of that said face being exposed to different elements. Yes, in the photos the face is actually frozen and burning. They were a bit tricky to execute but also absolutely fascinating. Yessss, I love to BURN and FREEZE stuff! Maybe next time I'll have an object that is both frozen and burning! Now that'd be tricky.

  • Listening to: KMFDM


Jaakko Rajala
Current Residence: Turku, Finland
Favourite genre of music: Metal, industrial, electro, post-punk, gothic rock, neo-folk, synth-pop...

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