Miina Akkijyrkka | Car Pieces & Steel Construction.
Miina Akkijyrkka aka Liina Lång, originally Riitta Loiva (born July 2, 1949 in Iisalmi, Finland) is a Finnish artist. She is known for her paintings, drawings and sculptures. She is also a protector of Finncattle, the native Finnish dairy breed. She is known for her disdain for mainstream culture, and her actions have aroused controversy.
For Marimekko, she has designed fabrics as well as kitchen and tabletop accessories. In her famous pattern Kevätjuhla, designed for Marimekko, Miina Äkkijyrkkä pays homage to spring and freedom, and to those who dare jump into anything new and exciting. The joy of calves rushing through spring fields is embodied in the fresh background colours of the design.
With her prominent works, consisting mainly in monuments, statues realized both in metal and in bronze, and relieves, Miina Äkkijyrkkä has partecipated in numerous exhibitions and her works are represented in several museums. In 2002 Miina Äkkijyrkkä received the State Art Award, a Finnish state recognition for her lifetime work.
Miina Akkijyrkka recycles large metal pieces to create sculptures of farm animals.