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the artist’s hand

November 4, 2011

by Marja-Leena Rathje

Marja-Leena Rathje Hand with Peace Lily


Marja-Leena Rathje Hand with Kelp


Marja-Leena Rathje Hand with Physalis


Marja-Leena Rathje Hand with Ammonite


Marja-Leena Rathje Hand with Stones


Marja-Leena Rathje is a Finnish-Canadian artist-printmaker and photographer who resides near the sea and mountains of Vancouver, BC. On her blog, she writes about her work and interests including a fascination with weathered rocks, prehistoric art and the archaeology of past, present and future.

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  1. November 4, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Wow, these are gorgeous! I love the gestures that go with each, too, depending on the delicacy, size, or hardness of each object.

  2. November 5, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Aha, I recognise the technique – the sheet of glass below the hand, flattening the tips of your fingers. You’re in elevated company here. They kicked my stuff into touch.Congratulations.

  3. November 5, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Oh gorgeous!

  4. November 5, 2011 at 11:50 am

    These images leapt off the screen. A delightful surprise made all the more delightful when I realized that I knew their author. Very much your style M-L

  5. November 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Very lovely. Endlessly evocative. And, yes, worshipful of so much. Wow.

  6. marlyyoumans
    November 5, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Hello, Marja-Leena–

    Offerings. Self-revelation. Cradling the beautiful… I like these!

    • marlyyoumans
      November 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      One for each finger on a hand.

  7. November 7, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    … a stray kitten warmed by a sunbeam must feel something like this … oh Marja-Leena, these are splendid and soft on the soul.

  8. November 7, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Thank you, all, for your wonderfully appreciative comments – they warm my soul.

  9. November 17, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Beautiful, Marja-Leena, quite beautiful. Perfectly conceived and executed.

  10. November 17, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Thank you, Clive, I’m honoured by your words.

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