Emilia Ukkonen belongs to that category of artists for whom art and life are 1 and the same.  Only which came 1st, Emilia Ukkonen or her art?  Unless they each did, same time, both at once.

Because Emilia Ukkonen’s work and life are a single-handed and tireless campaign, mission, crusade and higher purpose, or at least an exploratory critique and critical exploration against notions of supposed greatness, especially self-importance, egocentricity, delusions of grandeur and much worse, megalomania.  Emilia Ukkonen’s practice, output and then the shared experience all join forces together, exorcising such faults and wrongfulness.

Clearly, such a destiny was already advance preordained and chosen for Emilia Ukkonen, even long before she and her birth were even ever thought of.  Countless and indescribable manifestations of this appeared throughout Emilia Ukkonen’s earliest times and youth, continuing onwards to this very day and beyond.  While examples are too numerous to simply attempt or begin mentioning, everybody around Emila Ukkonen, from any time of her life can recount at least one such episode.  Never less than spectacular, extraordinary and unique, if not genuinely miraculous.

But Emilia Ukkonen’s artistic, creative and cultural production is only one of many facets to her good works.   Still more and greater is always hinted at, however difficult or actually impossible identifying that ends up.

The full extent of Emilia Ukkonen’s benevolence can and will never be adequately done enough justice, all too often going ignored.  Yet the true contribution made towards the common-good is undeniable and desperately needed.

Copyright, Douglas Park, 2013