Marja-Leena Rathje
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ancient doors

I've been off on a tangent today starting with reading blogs, as often happens. I'd been visiting my friend Mouse where curiousity sent me exploring the site of a commenter. Her photos of ancient doors in Provence are so... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/11/2012 | 16 comments
themes: History, Meta-morphosis, Photoworks, Textures

 

Mercy Island


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I am thrilled and honoured to have one of my very favourite and special-to-me photographs on the cover of Mercy Island, a collection of new and selected poetry by Ren Powell and just published by Phoenicia.

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Marja-Leena | 03/03/2011 | 22 comments
themes: Books, Meta-morphosis, Photography

 

fetus rock

Recently I happily leafed through some of my favourite photographs taken over a decade ago on Hornby Island, BC. The ocean weathered rocks and the petroglyphs were of endless fascination to me, and I eagerly captured these on film.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/06/2006 | 6 comments
themes: Meta-morphosis, Photoworks, Printworks, Rocks

 

qarrtsiluni

I'm late in congratulating the "parents" on the birth of qarrtsiluni, a new cooperative blog. Beth of Cassandra Pages announced it best, so do go read it. I love the name, an Inuit word which means "sitting together in the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 06/10/2005 | 2 comments
themes: Blogging, Meta-morphosis, Printworks

 

installation at SAG

Here are a few installation views taken of my 1998 solo exhibition of the Meta-morphosis series at the Seymour Art Gallery in North Vancouver, BC. Installation photos are always a challenge with the various lights, reflections and distractions (like... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 01/09/2004 | 1 comment
themes: Meta-morphosis, Printworks, Recent Exhibitions

 

Meta-morphosis XII


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Marja-Leena | 18/08/2004 | 1 comment
themes: Meta-morphosis, Printworks

 

Meta-morphosis XI


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Meta-morphosis XI (Primo)
Etching, Engraving & Drypoint 76 x 56 cm.

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Marja-Leena | 12/08/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Meta-morphosis, Printworks

 

Meta-morphosis X

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Marja-Leena | 03/08/2004 | 1 comment
themes: Meta-morphosis, Printworks

 

Meta-morphosis IX


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Marja-Leena | 26/07/2004 | 8 comments
themes: Meta-morphosis, Printworks

 

Meta-morphosis VIII


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Marja-Leena | 19/07/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Meta-morphosis, Printworks

 

Meta-morphosis VII


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Marja-Leena | 12/07/2004 | 5 comments
themes: Meta-morphosis, Printworks

 

Meta-morphosis VI


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Marja-Leena | 05/07/2004 | 2 comments
themes: Meta-morphosis, Printworks

 

Meta-morphosis V


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Marja-Leena | 26/06/2004 | 4 comments
themes: Meta-morphosis, Printworks

 

Meta-morphosis IV


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Marja-Leena | 21/06/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Meta-morphosis, Printworks

 

Statement: Meta-morphosis series

The Meta-morphosis series (1994 - 1998) was made using the etching process as one that can imitate weathering and aging processes. The prefix "meta", a chemistry term, refers to the use of acids and salts, or the organic derivative... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/06/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Concepts, Meta-morphosis, Printworks

 

Meta-morphosis III

Meta-morphosis III (Primo) Etching 75 x 56 cm. Meta-morphosis III (Secondo) Etching 75 x 56 cm. Meta-morphosis III (Terzo) Etching 75 x 56 cm. Meta-morphosis III (Passages) Etching 75 x 56 cm.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/06/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Meta-morphosis, Printworks

 

Mirror Image I & II


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Marja-Leena | 10/06/2004 | 6 comments
themes: Meta-morphosis, Printworks

 

Meta-morphosis II


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themes: Meta-morphosis, Printworks

 

Meta-morphosis I


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Marja-Leena | 28/05/2004 | 2 comments
themes: Meta-morphosis, Printmaking, Printworks

 

posting images

I have been planning for some time to put up images of my older series of works on this site but have been delayed getting them ready. When I originally scanned the slides several years ago, the technology was... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/05/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Meta-morphosis, Printworks