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Mia Maljojoki: Aurora

Exhibition  /  28 Mar 2012  -  29 Apr 2012
Published: 30.03.2012
Mia Maljojoki: Aurora.
Velvet da Vinci
Management:
Mike Holmes and Elizabeth Shypertt
Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Aurora Neckpiece #11, 2012. Cotton, paint. 45 x 40 x 2 cm. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Aurora Neckpiece #11, 2012
Cotton, paint
45 x 40 x 2 cm
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Intro
Velvet da Vinci is pleased to present AURORA: New Jewelry by Mia Maljojoki. This exhibition is inspired by the ethereal glow of the Northern Lights in her native Finland.

Artist list

Mia Maljojoki
Aurora (plural: auroras or aurorae) is a natural light display in the sky particularly in high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere. ( Wikipedia )

The recent increase in solar storms of the last few weeks has created some of the largest and most dramatic aurora displays in years. Mia speaks of the aurora borealis as a comforting and reassuring presence in the night sky. Her new jewelry pieces reflect the forms and colors of this ghostly and beautiful phenomenon.

Mia Maljojoki is originally from Finland and is now based in Munich. She received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and subsequently studied at the famed Akademie der Bildenden Künst in Munich with Otto Künsli. In 2010 Mia Maljojoki received the prestigious Herbert Hofmann Award for outstanding artistic achievement in jewelry.


Artist statement:
For this series, I have worked with textiles to capture color and movement in object form. Through an iterative process of dyeing, sewing, painting, stitching, and dipping simple fabrics are transformed into ephemeral yet wearable skyscapes of hue and shade.
Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Aurora Neckpiece #1, 2012. Cotton, paint. 60 x 60 cm. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Aurora Neckpiece #1, 2012
Cotton, paint
60 x 60 cm
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Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Aurora Neckpiece #8, 2012. Cotton, paint. 66 x 25 x 8 cm. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Aurora Neckpiece #8, 2012
Cotton, paint
66 x 25 x 8 cm
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Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Aurora Neckpiece #14, 2012. Cotton, paint, woven elastic cord. 85 x 20 x 2 cm. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Aurora Neckpiece #14, 2012
Cotton, paint, woven elastic cord
85 x 20 x 2 cm
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Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Aurora Neckpiece #5, 2012. Cotton, paint. 38 x 39 x 5 cm. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Aurora Neckpiece #5, 2012
Cotton, paint
38 x 39 x 5 cm
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Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Aurora Neckpiece #13, 2012. Cotton, paint. 69 x 13 x 3 cm. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Aurora Neckpiece #13, 2012
Cotton, paint
69 x 13 x 3 cm
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Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Aurora Neckpiece #7, 2012. Cotton, paint. 57 x 24 x 6 cm. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Aurora Neckpiece #7, 2012
Cotton, paint
57 x 24 x 6 cm
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Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Aurora Neckpiece #10, 2012. Cotton, paint. 52 x 44 cm. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Aurora Neckpiece #10, 2012
Cotton, paint
52 x 44 cm
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Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Aurora Neckpiece #12, 2012. Cotton, paint. 57 x 23 x 10 cm. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Aurora Neckpiece #12, 2012
Cotton, paint
57 x 23 x 10 cm
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Northern lights 
. Courtesy of Finland Tourist Board.
Northern lights
Courtesy of Finland Tourist Board

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