Maija Miettinen is a visual artist born in Finland and currently living and working in the US. Most recently she has been teaching art at Tyler School of Art at Temple University.
Painted Sides: Bringing Visual and Emotional Energies TogetherBy Maija Miettinen
The sides of the paintings are commonly seen as trivial and frivolous. Painting them could be considered unsophisticated; they simply are not an important part of the work. Sides are usually covered with a frame or left bare, with the remnants of the artists process still visible.