Underwater Lifeforms

Kynnet (Nails), 2020. Stoneware, engobe, oxide, glaze.

Piilo (Hideout), 2020. Stoneware, glaze.

Tuhkaturkki (Ash fur), 2019. Glazed ceramics, wood fired in anagama kiln. In private collection.

Family Mycedium, 2020. Stoneware, engobe, glaze.

Colony, 2018. Stoneware, glaze. In private collection.

Caribbean Red, 2018. Stoneware, engobe, paint. In The Finnish State Art Collection (2019).

Levä I (Seaweed I), 2018. Stoneware, engobe, glaze. In private collection. 

Sea Snake, the Greatest, 2018. Stoneware, porcelain, engobe, glaze, paint. 

Brownie, 2019. Stoneware, engobe, oxide, glaze. In the collection of Aalto University Student Union (AYY).

Ananas coral, 2019. Stoneware, engobe, glaze.

Yhteenkasvaneet (Colony), 2019. Stoneware, glaze.

Sininen sormikoralli hengaa järkälekorallin kanssa (Blue finger coral hanging with the boulder coral), 2019. Porcelain, glaze. Available in Taidelainaamo: http://www.taidelainaamo.fi/public/go.php?action=works&filter=artist_id%3D24097

Rakkohauru (Bladder Wrack), 2019. Porcelain, oxide, glaze. Available in Taidelainaamo: http://www.taidelainaamo.fi/public/go.php?action=works&filter=artist_id%3D24097

Merilevä (Seaweed), 2019. Porcelain, oxide, glaze. Available in Taidelainaamo: http://www.taidelainaamo.fi/public/go.php?action=works&filter=artist_id%3D24097

Through the sculptures themed Underwater Lifeforms, I present my studies and imaginations about underwater communities like coral reefs. The underwater life is a world that human can only observe as an outsider. It is another reality with its beings, societies and events. I want to raise the thoughts of the structures of othering and the need to create otherness.

When I was a little girl I had an aquarium. I watched the fishes and tried to guess their thoughts. I dreamed of being a fish in the reef. This surreal longing toward lives in another realities and dimensions have stayed in me. The sculptures are twofold as they comprehend perceptions of the real species and the artist’s dreams and tempers.