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The Crowd I — a monotype

December 27, 2010

by Marja-Leena Rathje

Marja-Lenna Rathje - Veiles Suite I monotype
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Veils Suite: The Crowd I (1989)
first of a series of seven
monotype (oil-based inks)
57 x 76 cm. (22″ x 30″)

 

Marja-Leena Rathje (website) is a Finnish-Canadian artist specializing in printmaking and photography. She is crazy about weathered rocks, prehistoric art and the archaeology of past, present and future. She lives and works near the sea and the mountains of Vancouver and has exhibited widely, both internationally and in her local region.

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  1. Alex Cigale
    December 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    This is gorgeous, and powerful, Marja-Leena! Looking forward to your part in upcoming Translation issue.

  2. December 27, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I absolutely love this. Stunning.

  3. December 28, 2010 at 5:04 am

    That’s how I see a crowd. I saw the picture first and thought Marja-leena; and behold it was by Marja-leena.

  4. December 28, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you, all! It has been interesting for me to revisit this older piece and the whole series which I remembered right away on reading the call for this issue.

  5. Barrett Bonden
    January 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I’ve no idea what a monotype is nor do I intend to look it up. This is a picture created by an individual and I’ve handled those in the past: Rembrandt, Turner, Hockney and now Marja-Leena. A crowd is an apartness as much a closeness, and the furry definition suggests the dangers of being swallowed up by others, of losing one’s voice. I would be pleased to hang this on my wall. Congratulations, now I know personally two artists. I shall defer to you in future. In fact I’ll have to. This lot turned down my only contribution.

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