Maija Savolainen was born 1981 in Turku, Finland. After studying Biology at L’UniversitО de Paris 7 Denis Diderot, France, and University of Turku, Finland, she studied Graphic Design and Design at University of Lapland, Finland, and Zurcher Hochschule der Kunste, Switzerland. Since 2009 she is a MA student at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Her work has been presented in several exhibitions throughout Europe and China.
Images of the series See / Sea are a study about light and perception. When looking the picture form a distance, one might see a horizon line in different times of the day and the year. When taking a closer look, it becomes clear that there is something strange about the view: the horizon appears to be a fold on a sheet of paper, colors are reflections of sunlight on the white surface.