Emma Jääskeläinen´s (born 1988) choice of materials is guided by strong mental impressions. The machine blade sinks into travertine like into cheese, and rose marble is reminiscent of fatty sausage. Chewing gum, earplugs, a cap, dried fruit are used as material for the artworks alongside stone.
Emboiedness of the practice is a central part of the work. Often, also Jääskeläinen´s works themselves depict body parts. The commission Proper Omelette is a sculpture family comprising stone, bronze, and textile pieces. The parts of the artwork refer to an agign body, a body weary from childbirth, fingers worm from playing an instrument, or limbs tired from sculpting, as well as the experiences embedded in the human body. The starting points are personal, parts of everyday life – family members, a hippopotamus-shaped souvenir, and grandmother´s collection of potholders. Proper Omelette consists of the idea of birth, maturing, and the mixing of diverse things.
Kustantaja: Kiasma Commission by Kordelin. Kiasman julkaisut, 2020.