I come back home to Lappeenranta from Amsterdam.
I understand what I want/need/have to tell with my work.
In order to stay interested, I need
people and other animals, materials, colors… To be
under their influence. To describe effects.
To rent my voice partly to animals.
I learn to say good-bye.
I make a short visit to Barcelona. Then I come back home.
I start to study technical structures. Basics behind the
scenes. For a while I work with lathe and cutter, to reform
Deep in the work I´m trying to understand.
I have a hidden agenda.
I have my first solo exhibition "ON/OFF" in Copenhagen.
I´m scared to see my work there,
pieces as a group, so many at the same time, at the same
place… But I have to face them.
I teach stone smithing for a while.
I wish I could hope… less.
But I can´t, so I choose to start moving on.
Half a year in Switzerland:
Zürich, Biel, Bern, Luzern, Basel, Lugano, Genève,
Hergiswil, Lausanne, Bulle, Riehen, Aarberg, Solothurn…
(small "Close & Far" solo exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand)
From the coldest corners all the way to the warmest locations,
it is the same story.
The oldest song, which calls for repeatedly…
We and other animals.
Problems with ourselves.
Problems with animals.
Nothing can change that, except the heart of your mind.
Unity of the beautiful world.
My work is created to enter your thoughts, to feel compassion and empathy towards those,
who in most of the cases cannot ask for it by themselves.
All around and in between North and South, East and West.
Close & Far.
Simple symbols, at least for a while...
Trust in symbols, Mesmerizing Nature, Life.
Some kind of path in a maze.
Meeting with wild bears...