Matkalla Mariaksi  / To Become Maria

Helinä Hukkataival: Matkalla Mariaksi / To Become Maria

Completion year: 2014
Technique: digital print on aluminium
Size: w 46,5 cm h 70 cm
Edition: 5
This photo is from the photo series FIRST YOU HAVE TO BE MARTHA (2014-2015).
The concept of this series was inspired by the teachings of the Swedish St.Birgitta They were summarised by a researcher in one sentence: In order to become Maria, you have first to be Martha.
meaning that everyday tasks have to be taken care before one can concentrate to (Spiritual) studies.
The photos are taken in Rome and in Puumala, Finland.
There are about 20 photographs(performances for camera) and 2 video works.