Aleksandra worked very fast. Aleksandra's former
neighbour Riia Tulonen from Putula tells that when as a kid she was
willing to get her own "flower of life", she was standing in
Aleksandra's home her knees trembling. She was amazed when the
artist closed her eyes and with quick circular motions filled the
paper. Riia was nervous will the stalk and the flower find their place.
She was very happy with the picture she got.
The so called Christ-faces, or face of Christ, Aleksandra
did for the celebrations of her neighbours and those close to her,
weddings for instance. She drew the flower of life to whoever visited
her. In the collection of her work, there's many flowers dedicated to
great people around the world.
Many have discussed can art be healing. Some people
believe that Ionowa's art has healing qualities. It heals by
giving strenght. Every work lifts the mind of the viewer. In every
painting, there is light present.
Ionowa's art is impressive also because she made them with her bare fingers, without a brush. Her technique was very fast.
"God in human
sees God in flower."
Ionowa was interested in mystical faces