Title: Rusalka

Year: 2018

Tecnique: Collage on paper A3

Size: 297 x 420 mm


”In Slavic mythology, a rusalka is something akin to the Celtic mermaids or the Greek sirens. In short, rusalki are beautiful young women who dwell in bodies of water and enjoy enticing men. The concept of rusalki originated from a Slavic pagan tradition where the young women were symbols of fertility. These nymphs did not interfere too much with human life and mainly served to provide life-giving moisture to the fields and forests every spring when they came ashore to dance in the spring moonlight. The water spirits were believed to help crops grow plentifully and so were generally treated with respect.” -


Artist: Hennariikka Kittelä


    Hennariikka Kittelä


    My name is Hennariikka Kittelä. I was born in 1985 and i´m working and living in Lahti, Finland. I am currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in art and culture and will graduate next year (2021). Before I went back to school, I worked as a clothing designer and had my own little company where I designed and made custom made clothes. So, I have always been very interested in colors and shapes and art has always been a big part of my everyday life. Even though I make art with different kind of techniques, at this moment my biggest passion is making analog collages. In my collages I always use original materials from old books, magazines etc. My main focus in my collages is to make people smile. I´ve lived in Finland all my life and I wanted to bring color and happiness in the long, dark, cold winters. Even though my works might sometimes be little provocative and bold, there can still be a little humor and beauty in them.


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