On a chilly December afternoon, I scuttled into the Winnipeg Art Gallery and entered into the world of Arno Minkkinen. As I walked through the exhibit, the beauty of each image was nearly intoxicating. I wondered at this creative form of self-portraiture and his body’s playful, yet graceful, interaction with the landscape. Nearly a year later, I had the honor of connecting with Arno for this interview, where we discussed his beginnings, his motivation and his artistic process.
©Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Grand Canyon, 1995
For close to forty years you’ve concentrated on one subject. How did you continually motivate yourself over such a long time span?
“The motivation itself comes from the process itself.”
Read the full interview here