Emilia Ukkonen belongs to that category of artists for whom art and
life are 1 and the same.  Only which came 1st, Emilia Ukkonen or her
art?  Unless they each did, same time, both at once.

Because Emilia Ukkonen’s work and life are a single-handed and
tireless campaign, mission, crusade and higher purpose, or at least an
exploratory critique and critical exploration against notions of
supposed greatness, especially self-importance, egocentricity,
delusions of grandeur and much worse, megalomania.  Emilia Ukkonen’s
practice, output and then the shared experience all join forces
together, exorcising such faults and wrongfulness.

Clearly, such a destiny was already advance preordained and chosen for
Emilia Ukkonen, even long before she and her birth were even ever
thought of.  Countless and indescribable manifestations of this
appeared throughout Emilia Ukkonen’s earliest times and youth,
continuing onwards to this very day and beyond.  While examples are
too numerous to simply attempt or begin mentioning, everybody around
Emila Ukkonen, from any time of her life can recount at least one such
episode.  Never less than spectacular, extraordinary and unique, if
not genuinely miraculous.

But Emilia Ukkonen’s artistic, creative and cultural production is
only one of many facets to her good works.   Still more and greater is
always hinted at, however difficult or actually impossible identifying
that ends up.

The full extent of Emilia Ukkonen’s benevolence can and will never be
adequately done enough justice, all too often going ignored.  Yet the
true contribution made towards the common-good is undeniable and
desperately needed.

Copyright, Douglas Park, 2013