Mizuko zuka – mizuko jizo 5.10.-29.10.2006
I continue working with theme of places and space of silence. Places in question are graves of children – memorials in the forest - that I accidentally found along my photographing journey in Japan in December 2004. With this exhibition I honor those millions of children who never got the chance to be born, to grow up, to live here. Further, I want to show the great impact founding these graves had on me – nature was their temple. At the same time I am going through my personal grief – the loss of my parents. The stones found in my home region in the Middle Finland became as sacred places for me. My artistic work is often simultaneous – two different places and times meet.