Löylyt is a unique painting by Eva which is inspired by her childhood memories of the Finnish Sauna customs and Marko’s experiences at the Sauna Seura and Löyly sauna/bar/cafe/restaurant in Helsinki. Traditionally men and women have separate times in the Löylyt (the hot Sauna steam), inside sauna environment, although customs vary within families. Inside the often softly lit sauna, where the heat and the steam, as well as the lovely fresh scent of birch branch bunches mix with a hint of wood resins and smoky tar and conversations flow between the Sauna goers; generations mingle with ease. The pure sense of well being mixes with the sounds and smells into a unique pleasurable sensory experience.
Oil and tar on canvas, Unique.
122 x 91 cm.