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From FRAGMENTS, a print series

September 18, 2012 5 comments

by Marja-Leena Rathje

 

FRAGMENTS IV by Marja-Leena Rathje

FRAGMENTS IV
archival inkjet print on paper
61.5 x 82.5 cm. (24.25″ x 32.5″)
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FRAGMENTS VI by Marja-Leena Rathje

FRAGMENTS VI
archival inkjet print on paper
61.5 x 82.5 cm. (24.25″ x 32.5″)

 

More of the FRAGMENTS series of prints may be seen at the artist’s website.

 

Through her work and her blog, Finnish-Canadian artist, printmaker and photographer Marja-Leena Rathje explores a past/present blend of the organic, archaeological, and a love of rocks, along with reflections about culture, anthropology and her own Finnish roots. Home and studio are by the sea and mountains of Vancouver, while her prints have travelled around far more than she has.

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the artist’s hand

November 4, 2011 11 comments

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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An English-Finnish dictionary

February 28, 2011 7 comments

by Marja-Leena Rathje

This is the dictionary that was used by my parents and family when we immigrated to Canada in the early 50s: an immigrant’s tool, an almost-bible, a book of days.

English-Finnish dictionary cover, by Marja-Lenna Rathje

 

English-Finnish dictionary spine, by Marja-Lenna Rathje

 

English-Finnish dictionary interior, by Marja-Lenna Rathje

 

Marja-Leena Rathje is a Finnish-Canadian artist-printmaker and photographer who lives and works in Vancouver, BC. She has exhibited internationally and locally. She writes about her many interests including a fascination with archaeology, rocks and learning about her Finnish roots at her eponymous blog.

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The Crowd I — a monotype

December 27, 2010 5 comments

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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The Crowd — a drypoint

September 23, 2010 6 comments

by Marja-Leena Rathje

The Crowd (drypoint) by Marja-Leena Rathje
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Veils Suite: The Crowd (1990)
drypoint
59 x 90.5 cm (23″ x 36″)

 

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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Silent Messengers: Writing on Stone III

December 21, 2009 4 comments

by Marja-Leena Rathje

Silent Messengers: Writing on Stone III, by Marja-Leena Rathje
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archival inkjet and collagraph on paper
76.2 x 50.6 cm. (20″ x 30″)

Ancient writings on stone may be silent but still send powerful messages spanning great passages of time.

To see the rest of the Silent Messengers series, please visit Marja-Leena’s online gallery.

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Marja-Leena Rathje (blog, gallery) 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.

ARKEO 4

November 4, 2009 4 comments

by Marja-Leena Rathje

ARKEO 4, by Marja-Leena Rathje
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ARKEO #4
archival inkjet and collagraph on paper
81 x 61 cm. (32″ x 24″)

For more information on this print, please see Marja-Leena’s blog post about it, and visit her gallery to see the rest of the series.

Download the podcast.

Marja-Leena Rathje 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.