Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum, Norway
The State Art Collection, Finland
Bark is the skin of birchtree. It has been coating the tree at the mercy of weather, gathering inside itself colours that depend on the direction of sunlight, winds and the climate over time. There is a whole palette of colours inside the layers of bark. The patterns, lines and the merging colours on the bark remind me of the scenery around the birches: morning glows, sunsets, clouds, rain and the reflections mirrored by the lake. Those moments, tattooed in the skin of the birch are the reason and start for these works of mine. I would call them weather maps and landscape paintings.
Born 3.3.1960 in Helsinki