BUTTERFLY ~ FLUTTERs BYVisual arts - Kaarina (Finland) - 22/08/2016
~ When the heart is full of little birds, there is no space for anger or bitterness. ~ Iida's style of making art branches out in many ways: she draws, paints, photographs and writes poetry combining all these elements. The past few years she has concentrated on working more with inks. But if she is not having fun with pens and brushes, her hands might be shaping something else like a warm-hearted forest fellow Naava (Usnea) or even building an own love ladder for a creature called The Universe. Time after time she has ended up exploring happiness or the delicate forms of existence itself. Precious stories can be found all around, no matter where you are or in which company. Thinking about art and life in general: creativity flows without force, behind every corner lies the possibility of something that can make your day. Iida grew up in Kaskinen, which is not only the smallest town in Finland, but also an island. She has BA degree in photography. She graduated from Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences in 2008. Her artworks have been exhibited in Finland and abroad (for example in The Headquarters of United Nations, NYC/USA). Her works belong to private and public collections such as Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria. Some of her poems have been published in Italian and English, but she writes them mainly in Finnish. She has illustrated newspaper articles and magazine, book and album covers.