Elyse' Jokinen Bio
Elyse’ Jokinen is a collage artist that began refining her work two decades ago with nothing but magazines, scissors, and glue. As she adventured state to state throughout her 20s, collage was a constant yet hidden practice that she just began sharing with the world this year (& she’s having a blast!).
She considers herself a forever student and is always enrolled in a class or experimenting with a new technique. Elyse' enjoys being a part of her local art community as well as being connected online. Her work has been featured on the Create! Magazine blog, All She Makes, Visionary Art Collective, and more!
Elyse' currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband, two wild boys, and a sweet pup named Finn.
Society puts a lot of pressure on women to be a certain way. In 'Bad Apples,' the analog collage series, I work to shatter any negativity behind those ideas. With paper, old book pages, magazines, and glue, I proudly tell a different story. I start by collecting, altering, and intuitively arranging images. Once the clippings find their perfect coordinates on the page, they're glued by hand with classic rock playing in the background.
This collection reminds us that there's beauty in who you are, no matter what you're told to be. It represents freedom, femininity, equality, and yes, a bit of magic.