Helena Lehtinen should be considered one of Finland's most important
jewelry artists, both for her own distinctive visual language but also
as one of the leading voices that has made the Finnish art of jewelry
known outside Finland's borders. We have seen Helena Lehtinen's work
around Europe, in the USA and South Korea. Helena Lehtinen has with
great commitment opened up the Finnish jewelry art to the world and
let the same read the Finnish visual stories, both as an independent
artists and in collaborations such as Hibernate.
The Finnish jewelry artists often describe their work with few words.
This is despite the all but silent and still. In recent years, the Finnish
jewelry art has been shown in several international contexts, for example,
Helena Lehtinen was awarded the prestigious Herbert Hoffman Prize in
Paying attention to the surroundings, by stand still and to pause for
a while, would be the easiest way to describe Helena Lehtinen's oeuvre.
To quietly observe and feel the silence but at the same time strong
power that trickles out of the diligent worked objects, creates pleasure
for what we see but also major understanding. Helena Lehtinen's work
shines brightly and tell about what we have around with a visual reverberation
leaving visible traces.