Lasse Lampenius – visual arts / Linda Lemaire, France, painter / MLL Pohja

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Linda Lemaire ja Lasse Lampenius järjestivät työpajan Mannerheimin Lastensuojeluliiton Karjaan perhekahvilan lapsille ja aikuisille. Molempia inspiroi italialaisen renessanssitaiteilijan Guiseppe Arcimboldon maalaukset jossa taiteilija rakentaa kasviksista stillebenin sijaan potretteja.

Kaikki ovat varmaan kuulleet ”ruualla ei saa leikkiä”. Tässä työpajassa sai leikkiä. 1-4 vuotiaat ja heidän vanhempansa osallistuivat mielekkäästi työpajaan. Teokset ovat luovia, kauniita, värikkäitä ja täynnä erilaisia struktuureja. Kaikki materiaali oli vaaratonta. Työpajassa käytettävät ainekset löytyivät keittiöstä: kahvia, sokeria,spagettia, ketsuppia, elintarvikeväriä, punajuurimehua, mustikkakeittoa, porkkanaa, linssejä, papuja ja paljon muuta.


Linda Lemaire och Lasse Lampenius ordnade en verkstad i matlek tillsammans med Mannerheims Barnskyddsförbunds Karisavdelnings familjecafé. Deltagarna var 1-4 år gamla. Lemaire och Lampenius inspirerades av italienaren Giuseppe Archimboldos målningar, i vilka han använder frukter som en del av porträtt istället för en del av stilleben.

Alla har säkert hört ”du ska inte leka med maten”. I denna verkstad var det tillåtet. Barnen och deras föräldrar deltog ivrigt. Verkena är kreativa, vackra, färggranna och fyllda med olika strukturer. Allt material var ofarligt. Materialet som användes kan hittas hemma i köket: kaffe, socker, spagetti, ketchup, livsmedelsfärg, rödbetssaft, blåbärssoppa, morötter, linser, bönor, ärter och mycket mer.


Linda Lemaire and Lasse Lampenius arranged a food workshop together with Mannerheim League for Child Welfare Family Café in Karis. Both artist where inspired by the Italian painter Giuseppe Archimboldo’s paintings where he uses vegetables and builds portraits of people with them.

You probably recognize “don´t play with food”. Well, now you were allowed. The workshop participants where 1-4 years old together with their parents. The works are creative, colourful, beautiful and filled with all kind of structures. All materials were eatable. They consisted of coffee, sugar, spaghetti, ketchup, food colouring, beat root juice, blueberry soup, carrots, lentils, beans, peas and much more.

Linda Lemaire, France – visual arts

I create miniature models as well as paintings.
I create miniature worlds which I then put in to the landscape and I photograph them in naturel light.
The models take on a new dimension when placed in a naturel context, my intention is to create on illusion .
I work mostly with wood and cardboard and sometimes textures or objets found along the way. A univers of fragile balance, weathered by time. In my painting, my technic intends to take the shape of as a dream, vague and diffuse light. Places and horizons remain unfinished. A woman observes, a bike passes…Characters cross each other and at the same time are lost in themselves. Moment of escape, each one in his own reading, his dreams or his history. To gaze upon the present moment, that of quiet solitude. I conceive my work as a whole set, each of my paintings coming to answer the others and finally build a story. I am sharing my time between my personal work creations in my studio in the south of France and my work of painter on decoration for opera , theatre, museography and events(The Choregies Orange, Avignon festival,Arles Photography exhibitions….) I also organize workshops for children and teach them to also recreate and reuse objects. I am excited and pleased to join together and share with other artists during the ISEAS project.

Lasse Lampenius – visual arts

Art has a central role in a community. It is the glue that binds its members together. Through art we can look at the community and its members. Art has functions that can show hidden meanings, feelings and hierarchies in a community, functions that no other tool can achieve. Lasse Lampenius is fascinated by new mediums that meet new canvases. He started off as a drawer and painter but has recently focused on both new media, photo but also community art. Now he is fascinated by food and eating. A meal has a central role in a community. It nurtures us but also acts as a platform for the community members to come together over a meal, sharing the day’s news and sorrows. Preparing the meal is a communal act when done together either as a family, amongst friends or in a community. Old and young joins chopping, cooking, simmering. Suddenly enemies become friends over a meal. Food has a strong position in a culture. It’s a core value of your identity. Being a refugee or an immigrant trying to adapt to the new country can be hard, but it helps tremendously if you get to taste familiar food or even to cook it. Food brings people together. Lampenius is a fine artist and art teacher that lives and works in Fiskars Village.

 Mannerheim League for Child Welfare

Every child is entitled to a good and happy childhood. The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare works to make this possible together with many other organizations, both public and private.

The Mannerheim League is an NGO and membership is open to everyone. It promotes the wellbeing of children and of families with children, increases respect for childhood and seeks to make it more visible, and sees that children’s views are taken into account in public decision-making.

The Mannerheim League is the largest child welfare organization in Finland. It has 87 000 members and 556 local associations throughout the country. The work of these local associations is supported by the League’s 10 district organizations.

The Mannerheim League relies on partnerships. It works with numerous organizations, businesses and networks in Finland and abroad. The League’s Central Office in Helsinki cooperates closely with ministries, officials and other organizations while the district organizations and local associations operate on the regional level.

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