This painting by Eva was inspired by her childhood memories of the Finnish Sauna customs and Marko’s lovely experiences at the Sauna Seura and Löyly restaurant in Helsinki. Traditionally men and women have separate times in the Löylyt, the 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. 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.