Riikka Fransila is a Finnish artist who experimented with many different techniques before collage art found a permanent place in her heart. She ”paints” with scissors, making collages out of anything that pleases her aesthetic eye. Her unique multi-layered pieces of art combine various mate-rials with a sense of nostalgia, irony and humour.
The piece Strong Vision created for Fiskars is made of recycled vintage magazines, ads and books. In this artwork, she wants to highlight that the traditional Orange-handled Scissors are an essential part of almost every Finnish home. The character’s strong vision of her home and garden represents Fransila’s image of Fiskars as a brand: recognizable, positive and a little bit retro, in a good way.