Depression rya was made in early 2018, when Laura Jantunen was depressed and exhausted. The rya is made with miscellaneous yarns carefully punctured into linen fabric. The color yellow was chosen as the base of the rya because yellow is the best color.
The Rya was supposed to be a counterpane to a bed. But due to ever changing circumstances it has found its way to decorate WASTED performance. It has also ended up to the wall of Finish National museum Ateneum during Urbanapa-festival.
image with a pile of people taken for WASTED by Liina Aalto-Setälä
two other pictures from Urbanapa X Ateneum 2018 by Veera Konsti Photography
image for WASTED by Liina Aalto-Setälä
Happiness slippers were created to keep the feet warm during cold times. They are made with Rya methods to recycled wool fabric and the soil is recycled leather. Yarns are from here and there.
TEXT RYA for MILKA
Text in this rya is by Milka Luhtaniemi for the performance and exhibition Keltanen. Freely translated the text says 'Even emptiness has a place in this world'.