14" h x 10" w x 9 1/2" d

22" h x 15 1/2" w x 9" d

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Consider Another Path, (Kingfisher)

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9" h x 5 1/2" w x 5" d

Archaeology (back)

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Very Sincerely Yours

Diagnosis

September 6 - 30, 2017

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Bone

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Liisa Rahkonen

Hawk's House

mixed media on paper

22" x 18"

14" h x 10" w x 8" d

charcoal on paper

Night Vision

mixed media on paper

37" x 29"

14" h x 10" w x 8" d

22" h x 15 1/2" w x 9" d

Between Worlds

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Opening Reception & Artist Talk:

Saturday, September 9th, 1:30-3:00pm

Liisa will speak about her work at 2pm

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16" h x 20" w x 7" d

Michael Parsons Fine Art

716 S.W. Madison

Portland, OR 97205

Phone 503-206-8601

Gallery Hours:  Wednesday - Saturday, 12pm-5pm

E-Mail:  michaelparsonsfineart@gmail.com

Internal Traction

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Between Worlds

Holding Center (back)

The sculpture, drawings, and paintings of contemporary Oregon artist, Liisa Rahkonen. Liisa produces remarkable and highly unique work, from a very personal inner vision.


Liisa's artist statement:
"My clay animals walk the world between the conscious and the unconscious. They shape me as I shape them. This body of work is based on my personal evolution.
Many Indigenous cultures believe that animals embody an essence, and by observing and tapping into that power, one could use the animal's characteristics to impel deep spiritual and personal growth for inspiration to shape one's own life and world. The fusion of animal and human shapes taps into the primal instinct that all life is one, derived from the same source, and is transformational.
The glazes are layered with color and texture, using multiple kiln firings to achieve the scraped and layered organic surface effect. The funnel-shaped spout (SpiritTube) is open for breath and speech, glazed red inside, exchanging energy between earth-body and infinite possibility. As I work, I am reminded to keep an open heart and mind. This work is a fusion of spirit, gratitude, curiosity, prayer, contention, awe and love."
  -  Liisa Rahkonen


Liisa's webpage: www.liisarahkonen.com

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Sculptures, Drawings & Paintings

12" h x 9" w x 6" d

Holding Center (front)

37" x 29"

Earth-Spirit

acrylic on canvas

60" x 60"

Mother

10" h x 12" w x 8" d

36" x 29"

Walking Owl

Basket-Body

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30" h x 15" w x 17" d

21" h x 11" w x 10" d

Wide Embrace

22" h x 14" w x 9" d

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Archaeology (front)

Salmon Dancer

18" h x 8" w x 12" d

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charcoal on paper