Society puts a lot of pressure on women to be a certain way. Elysé Jokinen creates collage art to shatter those expectations. With paper, old book pages, magazines and glue, she proudly tells a different story.
Elysé starts by collecting, altering and intuitively arranging images. Once the clippings find their perfect coordinates on the page, they’re glued by hand with classic rock playing in the background. Her work reminds us that there’s beauty in who you are, no matter what you’re told to be. It represents freedom, femininity, equality and yes, a bit of magic.
Elysé Jokinen is a collage artist currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She began refining her art two decades ago with nothing but scissors, glue and found images. Recently, she founded Wilder Collage and enjoys connecting with artists all over the world.
Over the past decade, Elysé has lived what feels like many different lives in seven cities across five states. She loves to travel, shoot photography and practice Yoga. Right now she’s focused on making art, growing Wilder and raising her two boys.