Timo Jokela, an environmental artist, was born in Lapland, Finland in 1956. Drawn to examine how humans leave their mark on the landscape through the construction of items such as fences and cabins, he strives to find the relationship between these items and the aesthetic beauty of the environment.
Seeking inner beauty, Jokela says
his starting point for any creation is natural materials like wood, snow and ice. His ability to blend the natural and man made landscape with his artistic creations are highlighted in photos of his snow installations and ice sculptures.
Beginning in 1990, Jokela's snow installations and ice sculptures have been shown throughout much of Scandinavia and the southwestern part of Europe. His latest exhibit will consist of snow installations as part of Iceland's Reykjavík Botanic Garden
Winter Lights Festival. The show
opens Thursday, February 7th and runs through Sunday, February 10th.