Between Heaven and Earth, textile installation with helium balloons, stones, devore print on synthetic material, an ultrasound image of a baby on printed cotton. Myyrmäkitalo, Vantaa Art Museum, Vantaa, 2000.
This work is inspired by the cycle of life. When one person departs, elsewhere a child is born. The place where these two meet, between Heaven and Earth, each of them frail. Air, joy, lightness. Weight and grief. The inevitable happens anyway.
I am interested in the use of images and the different interpretations of the self.My works have as their subject matter my many roles and manifestations as a woman, mother, myself, and an artist – roles through which I communicate with, and reflect myself against the world.
Jewellery from the Open University’s Scrap art workshop, held by Jaakko Tornberg in 2014.
“A Long-haired Brooch Bird Converses with a Pipe-smoking Sconce in Good Spirit”. Here my method of working was random. I worked with available materials, making the most of them. I had a shelf from an old teak library. I proceeded without a plan. The handling of wood, the control of machines, the wood twirls and peaceful handicraft had a calming effect on my quick-paced thoughts.
Printed wooden trays and painted fabric, Gallery Tyko, Nurmes. 2011.
Various patterns move around in my mind incessantly. In these hand-printed trays, the imaginary reproduction of the printed patterns turned into reality. In contrast to my usual methodical approach, this large ball work was born from being present in the moment, and made by squeezing out the colour on cloth.
Majalampi Recreation Center
Together felted artwork for Majalampi Recreation Center for people with disabilities.Client: Rinnekoti Foundation. Production: Co-designed work with Rinnekoti work center employees with disabilities. Size: 170 x 170 cm. 2011.
The artwork Together is the puzzle of life, where dark patches are unavoidable, but where the light, colourful patches finally prevail. The blanket combines both elements into an organic whole, with a softening effect on the echoing space.