9 December - Kaija Poijula, Coma Berenices

Todays work by Kaija Poijula is dedicated to the mythology of the constellation "Coma Berenices" (the hair of Berenice).

According to legend, Queen Berenice of Egypt vowed to sacrifice her gorgeous hair to the goddess of love if her husband survived the war unharmed. When the king eventually returned, she kept her promise. The gods accepted her wonderful hair with joy and placed it between the stars.

Kaija Poijula, “Coma Berenice”, 2018, linen yarn, old wooden cobbler shoe forms, 115 x 30 x 30 cm
“Coma Berenices”, 2018, linen yarn, old wooden cobbler shoe forms, 115 x 30 x 30 cm

 

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