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Veera Pfaffli

Veera Pfaffli

Artist Work

Lightheaded woman mixed media recycled sculpture
2014
mixed media recycled material, driftwood, window screen
11x8" base, height approx 4ft
Henry mixed media sculpture
2014
measuring tape, wood block, nut shell, masonry wire and acrylic paint
2x4" wood base, approx 2ft long, 1ft tall
Armadillus plasticux recycled media sculpture
2014
2x4”wood, rusty mason wire, found plastic, E6000 glue, acrylic paint
approx 18"x12" on 2x4"piece of wood
wordplay binary code mixed media painting
2011
newspaper, acrylic paint, glue, crackle medium, gloss medium
30x30x1
lust binary code mixed media work
2010
plywood, soda can aluminum cuts, staples, acrylic paint
47.5x29.5"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Phone
518-480-5292
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Artist Statement Numbers and codes, (often binary code) – creates a stepping stone for stories in my artwork. If I can invoke a memory to bring back the taste of strawberry ice cream, satisfaction of a good night’s sleep or the best scene in that western film; you will be living the story with me, through my art. Most of my artwork is born from stimulations of everyday life: where basic, boring things, like moving all of my belongings to a self-storage unit or waiting in a checkout line, may ignite my imagination for a new piece, print, painting or mixed media often using recycled items. I find it most challenging to figure out a detail, form, or color that makes the boringness become quite interesting. And when I spell out my messages using the zeros and ones of binary code or Braille-dots, another creative twist is added to the story to further engage the viewer. The ultimate goal of my art is to turn something ordinarily negative into a positive state of mind and awaken the best memories! Even if it’s literally someones trash, I will try to see and turn it into a treasure.

Artist Bio

Veera Pfaffli

is an artist using versatile media from traditional painting to mixed media sculptures, printmaking, weaving and welding  in order to get a feeling interpreted and brought in daylight. Originating from Finland, Pfaffli moved to Upstate NY in 2006, again to Williamsport, PA in 2010 where she had artist's studio for 4 years in old Pajama Factory community, and has now settled to Baltimore, MD. She is a graphic designer with 15 years of professional experience and has a Diploma in Marketing Communications, studying currently in BCCC to complement her design knowledge with a degree in fashion design. Expressing the artistic message in a form of Binary- , Morse- or Data Matrix-code writing can often be found in her mostly abstract work. She sees that following daily news around the globe and learning constantly from other cultures, preferably by traveling, is the best way not only to educate oneself, but also to develop ones artistic side, regardless of the actual art media. Not only thinking, but also acting green, including recycling in everyday life, is the only way of life she can think of - which could be considered as her personal motto. www.veerapfaffli.com