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Janna Lipišinen
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Otto Pietinen
Maria Pirseyedi
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Mia Meri

Mia Meri, 33, student of Egyptology.

For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated about ancient Egypt and tried to copy their art works to my best abilities. As a child the images of Anubis leaned over a mummified body were a constant source of inspiration and amazement. It is therefore no surprise that I chose to study Egyptology as I grew up.

My other lifelong passion is drawing. I started with pencils since I could hold one and in high school got into inking my work. For the past few years I have used a computer to color my work. I have also experimented with various paints, but none of them felt right for me. Lately I have also become interested in photography after learning documentation as part of my maritime studies.

In my exhibition works I wanted to show respect to the ancient Egyptian masters of art and poetry by illustrating some ancient Egyptian love poems with drawings of my own done in the ancient Egyptian style.

contact: mia.meri@REmoVEgmail.com

Some of my earlier work
Selina, the satyr, 2010

Selina, the satyr
One of my latest works, this is a reinterpretation of one of my earlier drawings with a whole new perspective of a satyr. I draw my inspiration from roleplaying games and this is a character from a game where satyrs and other fae live in the modern world.
Drawn, inked and digitally colored.
Annah, 2002
Annah
My version of a character from an old computer game called Planescape: Torment. My other great inspiration comes from video games. This is my first ever digitally colored piece.
Drawn, inked and digitally colored.
Harp player, c. 2006
Harp player
An older drawing based on a real ancient Egyptian tomb relief. I find the very detailed harp and the eloquently bended fingers of the harp player the most fascinating details in this drawing. Of course, I can't take full credit for this drawing, as it's only my attempt to reproduce the original.
Inked drawing.
Herishef, 2006
Herishef
I have done illustrations for magazines and for this one I was asked to draw the ancient Egyptian god Herishef, of whom there are only very few pictures available. I drew him by combining two earlier crude reproductions of him and then adding some finer details to give him the true Egyptian spirit.
Inked drawing.