The Queen of Butterfly, oil and acrylic on board, 160 x 120 cm

"When I begin to work, I embark on a journey of discovery to a strange landscape, an unnamed state of experience. I start to spread a kind of colorful poetry, which is full of meaning. The paint I use in my work becomes the subject itself. Colors that glow on the skin dance with an erotic charge. The potential for decadence is shown in the positioning of women's bodies, in broken brush strokes, and feelings of emptiness, transience, and joy."

- Katja Härkki, painter -