In one well-known work by Eija-Liisa Ahtila an enormous spruce is shown horizontally, spread across six screens. Each fragment captures a slightly different perspective, lighting and leafy energy. For the exhibition The Wood for the Trees, currently on show at the Kröller-Müller Museum, the Finnish artist created a new work about the forest. Julia Fidder speaks to Ahtila about the role of the forest in her work and life, the healing effects of being close to nature and her most recent work, APRIL ≈ 61°01’ 24°27’.
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featured image: Artist portrait - Jan Ahlstedt
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