s. 1955, Kokemäki
Visual Artist, Graphic Artist/Printmaker
I describe life phenomena but usually in an abstract or in symbolic way. Yet you can see some references from nature in my works. A starting-point is often some kind of a thing that I find in an environment at one glance. In a later made work, there may be some hue or a constructive idea picked up from that perceptual moment.
Sometimes it happens that a motif subconsciously wells up to my mind either clear or obscure from some source that I don’t even know. The motif is like a visual synonym for my state of mind, thing or even word. Even though the starting-point is a motive that struck me, however my working style is slow. The works develop little by little, and ideas and unfinished works might wait a long time for development.
The basis of my working is my own development process, which has happened during a period of many years. With it many archetypal symbols have became personal experiences to me, and I have found my own intuitive path.
In the world, there are countless of things that fascinate me, for instance many similarities in the microscopic and macroscopic world. I think that maybe there is some kind of a construction of how everything has been built.
In art I feel as rallying point the experiences that people get involved in around the world year after year. Some of the experiences are such that we can understand, but about some of them we only have a presentiment. I think my art could be like a little window to that invisible world.