I was born in Grankulla, a small town in Finland with a swedish-speaking majority. I live and work in Wessö, Borgå, in the archipelago. The sea and the islands have always been important to me, both as a source of energy and as inspiration. My dearest place in the world is an small island in Kotka. I have always focused on the human experience, on what it means and feels like to be human, loneliness or togetherness, vulnerability, insufficiency, to be different, diversity and multitude, plurality.The warmth and kindness within us inspires me. My artwork are often built of pieces of wood, they are physical structures constructed to express feelings, experiences and memories through shapes, rhythms and proportions.
Also the colours in my work is important, coloring adds to the character and mood of the figure. My figures often have structures on the surface, like patches and stitches that sometimes hold parts together, like us humans, they have their shortcomings and defects. Buy showing and sharing things become easier to bear for everybody. Nobody is perfect...or everybody.