“World of my mind, an alternative reality, a strange dimension that mixes seasons, animals and people, past and coming. The sounds will be winds and thunder in the fall, rafting horses’ hoofs, January’s cracking frost in the trees, a raven, a forest in the summer, a cat and a river melting in spring.
Metamorphosis between human and animal is fascinating me.
Dreams, past life and nature around me are filtering themselves through my subconscious’ mincing machine and convert into new beings and characters.
The sculptures have undergone metamorphosis, they are still in the process of transformation, or are shaped by their initial stages; figures welling from my arkane memory. Logic and reason have been thrown away, completely forgotten.
The material in all figures is wood, to which I add other natural materials but also materials such as bronze or old wooden or mechanical iron parts. By combining solid wood and materials, that have once been part of a living human or animal, like hair, eyelashes, baby teeth of my son, or parts of an animal, I am creating my own kind of metamorphosis; characters that now have their own special history.”
Photo: Reetta Sironen/ Galleria A2