Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Fallen (Paratiisista pudonnut) from my current show in Turku. Photograph courtesy of Jonny Holmen, TS.

Some images from my current show in Turku (Gallery Maaret Finnberg, running until 6th Dec.)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Paintings in progress for my show in November (Gallery Maaret Finnberg, Turku, Finland). The working title is "Olipa kerran" ("Once upon a time...").

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Some ideas

Elaborate head gear.

Some ideas for bodies of my current paintings.

Previous sketchbook images that seem very relevant right now.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

A brilliant anniversary present from Dave: DIGITAL TEXTILE DESIGN by Melanie Bowles and Ceri Isaac (Laurence King, 2009). Maybe this will help me streamline things a bit.

For inspiration
I am a decorative little dolphin plant, and my mind is a treasure chest of green gossip.
Rosehips from our garden. Lovely blobby shapes.

A doodle done while on the phone a few weeks ago and a sketch from last night.
Dead mussels on the shore. Flesh-like and wobbly like tripe.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Souvenirs from Riga. Never noticed the similarities between my creatures and the matryoshka-dolls up until now: both have faces stuck on blobby, limbless bodies. I love the matryoshka's rich decorations and their glossy, wooden surfaces. The idea of stacking them one inside the other is also very interesting, and would make perfect sense with my current project dealing with motherhood.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Here are some sketches for a new project, and a few rantings spelled on our fridge door last night:
I want a luscious garden.
Please worship my repulsive white drool.
Lather the man with sausage juice.
Spray beneath her boil.
The ugly goddess needs a skin pole.
I must elaborate: you will lick rust deliriously and cry.
Eat away at raw underpants but never produce delicate language.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Saturday, 6:50am. Breakfast on the verandah while the bedroom is full of sleep. Coffee, dark bread, cheese and fresh tomatoes. Today's plan: going to the market place for fish, returning gardening books to the library, buying an inflatable pool for Aatto, planning a trip to Denmark.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Let's try something different: a new image every week. Here's a photo taken in our kitchen yesterday.

Friday, June 05, 2009

My work is currently on show in Turku Art Museum, Finland:

curated by Mia Haltia
5th May - 6th September

For more info, please click on the following link:
Turku Art Museum

My new project, H. Kandel's Toys, Silhouettes Weeping in the Night, is currently featured in:

Plastic Crystal

Ars Aarras
Sairaalakatu 11
Uusikaupunki, Finland
Opening hours: 4th June-30th August 2009 Tue-Fri 11-5pm Sat-Sun 12-4pm

All the works in the show are made of plastic, and the focus is on recycling. I painted doll portraits on plastic lids, and the title refers to Kristallnacht. More images will follow later.

Friday, February 27, 2009

work in progress