Monday, 9 July 2018

Erika Kallasmaa II



Playwrite; Laura Ruohonen's poetry book, 'Tippukivitapaus' published by Ottawa, 2017 and illustrated by Erika Kallasmaa. I always find it fascinating how a cultural identity is represented/ contained in illustration. For me Erika's work has a strongly Finish pictorial language like indeed her fellow countryman Matti Pikkujämsä there is a strong visual flavour, something to do with the visual composition, colour and perspective that makes it geographically recognisable and utterly wonderful.