Landscape remains us of something which should not be forgotten. You cannot get rid of plastic even at the bottom of the sea. For people in the Western world recycling is nowadays a nice little communal habit, whereas countless adults and children in the developing countries get their daily income from the garbage dumps. (Kaisa Viljanen, HS)
Figures of installation are in human size and they are made of artificial leather, fabrics, steel and fillings. In this installation the mountains were made of recycled plastics that were borrowed from recycling system of one local hardware store in Helsinki.
State of Readiness
Man can have a sensitive mind - and a keen sense perception. Impulses coming from the surrounding world can be stimulating but also overpowering. The figures are placid but still alert and watchful. This installation was made of artificial leather, steel, fabric, fillings. Sometimes I have used string nets as a part of the installation.
Hermit crab lacks a hard outer shell and therefore needs to salvage an empty seashell to protect itself. In this work there is no shelter. The person is in between, searching, panicking!
This installation consists of plantlike vines and bushes made of artificial leather, rusty babies are iron casts . The background of the work is in the memories of a cold night in mountains of Peru.
This work is about the stratification of time: temporal events, historical moments among us. Another level in our living space. Figures and furniture are trembling the slightest hint of wind.
Work is part of the Uppsala Art Museum collection.