The installation 'I Walk in the Forest as in a Temple' was seen at Grimmuseum, Berlin as a solo show during the summer 2012. The geometric patterning on the floor is made mainly with flour, pigments and partly with brass bowls, lichen and animal bones. The floor piece is accompanied by paintings created directly on the gallery windows.
The organic elements represent Finnish heritage. Our folk religion knew the forest as a sacred place that taught people the immense value of nature, and the sense of being one with it. A bear skull rests in the middle of the installation; the most important of our sacred feasts, Karhunpeijaiset, was held in honour of a hunted bear. The installation brings Finnish folk beliefs together with the foreign influences that have been significant for me. The shape of the floor piece could be seen as a kind of mandala, a sacred diagram used in different religions. While the traditional mandala guides to enlightenment, the incomplete patterns and inconsistencies of my installation represent a personal, ongoing research.

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