"Learning to speak the language of flowers."
“Flowers are my materials; they are expressive and shaped by time. Since 2016, I have been making floral arrangements and photographing them to capture every detail into a frame. Everything must be perfect before taking the final shot and I want that my photography doesn’t look like a photograph at all. I create an escape window from reality with my camera – a floral fantasy.
When I was in my twenties, I swore I would never work with plants or gardens. Just too much work. I identified flowers and plants with my mother – they were her. When she died 20 years later, I felt a need to work with flowers and abstract painting. Suddenly the door was open to me and I understood what I had inherited. Flowers were left for me to build my own connection to making art.
I love my freedom to create the world I want; reality and time have no meaning to me. I find my meditative space through the beauty of changing and decaying flowers, and in my works they last forever. I choose my flowers carefully and try to work as ecologically as I can. I paint my own backdrops and I construct arrangements at my workspace where I have an orange tree. This tree was grown by my mother from a single orange seed. She bought the orange from the grocery store in 1965.
Now I’m on a journey with my own language of flowers.
Kreetta Järvenpää b. 1974 Finland is a Helsinki-based artist who specializes in photographing flowers and plants, creating contemporary floral fantasies inspired by the Dutch golden age. She has an MA degree from the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland. Järvenpää has been exhibiting her photographs since 2017 and she has been featured in publications such as Rum Ute, Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Asun magazine and Orlando magazine. Original prints of Järvenpää’s work can be purchased from her website, https://www.kreettakreetta.com/
Financial Times, Posti, Gardens Illustrated, Temperahuset, RUM UTE magazine, Artek, S-ryhmä, Putinki, Oatly, Iittala, Desico, Viherpiha, K-Rauta, Lakrids by Bülow, Kauppapuutarhaliitto, Honkarakenne, Kaiko Clothing, Vilikkala, Berg&Ridge, Saaren Taika, Kämp Garden, Asun Magazine, H&M Home, Mustila Puutarha, Karto, Fazer, Stockmann, WSOY, Otava, Lidl, The Green Gallery, Orion, T2H, Moskito Television, ABL Laatat, Sony, Suomen Lanka, Weiste, Marimekko, Johanna Gullichsen, Mondelez, eKukka, Helsingin Kukkatoimitus Oy, Opetushallitus, A-lehdet, Kespro, Teosto, Laurea, Osuuspankki
Järvenpää creates beautiful flower, food, interior and product photography. She photograph gardens. Järvenpää paints her unique backdrops. She is an artisan and aesthete. She photographs with natural light. Järvenpää is a storyteller. She cherish authentic, surreal and good composition.
Järvenpää creates beautiful floral art and design. You can find her work in Instagram @kreettakreetta
Järvenpää creates different floral art works like designs and installations. She arrange and teach flower themed workshops.
Järvenpää has a lovely shared workspace with natural light in an old charming factory building in Vallilla, Helsinki. But she can be booked where ever you are.
You can follow her journey and work in journal
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