Saturday, April 02, 2011

In memoriam Kaisaleena Mäkelä (1963-2011)

Today was laid to rest Kaisaleena Mäkelä, jewelry designer of the Kalevala Koru. She was full of life just a while ago. She had a fresh and original approach to ancient Finnish mythology in her jewelry lines with titles such as The Kaleva Bear, The Horse of Poetry, The Forest, The Fjeld, The Power of the Earth, and The Incantation. She also wrote a poetic book on the Dreaming of the Australian Aborigines.

The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
- W.H. Auden

1 comment:

Tuikku said...

I just heard about this today... very late, very sudden.
Kaisaleena was a person with enormous depth, strength and empathy. While we were not in touch regularly, I felt an enormous empty spot when I learned about her passing. At the same time, she will continue to be a part of my universe.