Horses have been an inspiration for many artists. Katriina Viljamaa-Rissanen is one of them.
|Aamu-usva, Morning Mist|
"I want to tell what our current Finnish horses are like. All represent one of the four different breeding directions.
For me, photography is the first stage of sketching, I throw myself into the trot of horses. As a rider I experience the pace and feel the movement. I read their facial expressions; intentions and spirits. It's pure joy!
Ear postures, fire in their eyes and vibrating nostrils. Movement and light bring rhythm to my work. I tell about the Finnish horse as an individual, lively and wise."
Finnhorse "Huiske" (Whisk, Swinging)