Where is your inspiration coming from?
I am extremely fascinated by the human psyche and the emotions and reactions that are part of it. In my work I want to study the human life span and the transitions, choices and turning points of life. I am also intrigued by asceticism, old age and sensitivity.
What are you trying to communicate in particular with your artwork?
The collection tells a story of aging, personal loss and life before and after big turning points. The pieces have a sense of comfort and safety to them and look very heavy, but are actually really light. Like a person who carries great sadness within, I wanted my pieces to be very quiet and scream very loud at the same time. I would love for people to feel the sorrow, but still see the beauty and hope in the pieces I have created.
Which material you prefer to use and why ?
I love working with SilkClay, because the things I can create with it are so unique and intriguing. There is no other material like it, it is absolutely beautiful. I also love to work with old objects, because every single old item tells a story. I am fascinated about the thought of the history and the people that used to own the objects that are now in my hands. And last but not least, probably due to my education, I also love working with precious metals.
How much value do you give to researching material for your creations?
The research actually plays a very big and important roll in the way I work. I always start with an emotion to which I then strive to find the right combination of textures, colors and materials. I always need to know the materials I work with very well.
Is it more important for you the process, or the final artwork itself?
I would love to say the process, but I really think both of them are equally important. You can not compare them with each other and the other would not be there without the other. So it´s like asking what is more important, the hen or the egg.
Is there an artist you prefer and why ?
I am a big fan of a lot of great artists. It is very hard to name just one, but if I have to choose then it probably would be Gabriel Orozco or Helena Lehtinen. Orozco I love because of his drive and his very strong willpower. He seems to stay true to himself and does things that others would be afraid to do. Lehtinen I love for her serenity, her beautiful work and her long career. She has amazingly done her work although the field of contemporary jewellery was almost none existing, especially in Finland and so she has laid the path for so many artists today.
Have you ever thought to collaborate with other artists , or you like to work on your own?
All the time. I actually am a founding member of two small artist collectives, one of them a collective with jewellers and the other mixed media. Even just now I am working together on a huge project with a photographer/ documentarist and a prop maker/ puppeteer. I am always open to all kind of collaboration suggestions.
Where do you feel you are at with this last collection?
In a very good place. It seems that people have taken the collection to them and appreciate my work. I am even a bit surprised and overwhelmed by all the positive feedback I have received.
What have you discovered of yourself, are you satisfied ?
I have understood that the process needs a lot of time, space and quiet and that instead of giving myself a hard time over it, I should embrace the fact that I need a quieter period to create something new and beautiful. I feel that I am a very lucky person to be able to do what I really love and what I am truly passionate about.
Two words to describe your last artwork collection.
Heavy but light.
inizia un nuovo format di
diari di viaggio
che di volta in volta pubblicherà per ogni artista che avrà voglia di lasciare la sua testimonianza.
saranno pubblicati sotto forma di intervista personale,
si cercherà di percorrere la vita , i pensieri, le paure,
i successi, le fragilità , la felicità degli artisti in viaggio
attraverso il mondo di myday-byday. Artisti che cercano di esprimere se stessi
attraverso la loro arte,
sia essa pittura, scultura, design, fotografia, o altra forma artistica.
myday-byday alla ricerca del bello,
al servizio dei suoi artisti per condividerlo
con tutti voi che siete il loro pubblico.
is starting a new format of travelling diaries which will be published for each artist willing to leave his/her story. These diaries will have the form of a personal interview.
myday-byday will try to interpret the life, the thoughts, the fears, the successes,
the fragility, the happiness behind each art collection travelling through the world and space of myday-byday. These artists try everyday to express themselves through their art, in different ways: from painting to sculpture, from design to photography, or other artistic forms. myday-byday is in constant search for 'beauty', but always at the service of its artists. The goal is: to be able to share and communicate with all of you what 's behind their work.