The bone collector
November 18, 2018 1:40 PM   Subscribe

The bone collector: reviving Finland's pagan past. North Karelian artist Sanni-Maaria Puustinen works with the remains of dead animals to create items that honour their lives in ways that predate Lutheranism and Orthodoxy. Puustinen's other artwork.
posted by myopicman (6 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
This is amazing and beautiful.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 3:29 PM on November 18, 2018

I love this very much, thank you for sharing. The people remember. May the spirits and our ancestors speak to us, and may we listen.
posted by xarnop at 5:17 PM on November 18, 2018 [1 favorite]

“Mum, are we going to eat this?” the kids asked when I was boiling the flesh off the bones of a dead fox. Nowadays they know to ask if there's food or a dead animal in the pot.”

Kids need to learn to ask the important questions.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:28 AM on November 19, 2018 [5 favorites]

Her watercolors are amazing
posted by NoMich at 4:41 AM on November 19, 2018 [1 favorite]

Lovely work.
posted by doctornemo at 11:25 AM on November 19, 2018

Very nice! Thanks, myopicman.
posted by homunculus at 12:59 PM on November 19, 2018

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