Korean American artist Amy Sol (born 1981) painted this tranquil mural in the Karakallio art district in July 2019. The artwork is faithful to the artist’s signature style and was painted on the end wall of an apartment building, partially obscured by trees, at the address Karakalliontie 14.
The subdued colors of the mural are a delicate mix of cool and warm hues of gray. In the summertime, the fairytale-esque image is framed by the thick foliage around the building, whereas in the winter, it can be seen in its bare, full glory.
This is what the artist had to say about her work: “It’s meant to be a little bit hidden. One finds it if one treads the paths in the woods and lets their gaze wander. I sketched the mural on site and it reflects my mood at that moment – peace, solitude, and a slower pace of life.”
For Amy Sol, painting a mural in a location surrounded by a lush forest was almost a magical experience. She was fascinated by the growing season in the North and the diversity of nature.
The self taught artist has created murals for numerous festivals and as singular pieces both in the U.S. and all around the world. Aside from painting, Amy Sol is also a skilled sculptor.
Photos: Ilkka Vuorinen
Karakalliontie 14, Espoo