Oil on canvas, approx. 90 cm x 90 cm, 2014.
I saw this image in a dream. It depicts a starting point of a journey, or invitation to an initiation ceremony, something to do with waking up and growing up to full spiritual and creative potential.
120 x 98 cm, oil on canvas, 2014.
“Dawning of Five Precepts” depicts the basic ethical guidelines for the followers of the Buddhist philosophy.
The Five Precepts are not an absolute rigid set of rules, but provide a practical basis for good, ethical living which will produce the right environment in which to seek out our own truths:
In the center of this lotus-like form you can see the flame of the living Dharma, core teachings and perception of the nature in Buddhist philosophy.
I started this work couple of years ago, when I didn’t yet know what it would be depicting and the precepts were not familiar to me in detail. The five precepts in the painting look a bit ethereal, as if they were somewhere beyond this reality, something more real, just about to dawn to the student of ethics. Effect is attained by painting several very thin layers of oil color on top of each other.
Solo exhibition “Still – Pysähtyminen” in Pori gallery 3H+K, Finland, between 8th and 28th of February 2013.
“Still” is an interactive media installation in exhibition space. The philosophy of the work is to contemplate on thoughts that condense into creative ideas, and also the great spirit of the Universe condensing into individual souls. It rewards those spectators that have enough patience to stop for a while and contemplate in front of the work, wishing to achieve one small moment of absolute presence.“
Gallery 3H+K, address Itsenäisyydenkatu 47
My installation “Open Inspiration” was on display at Avoin taidekoulu school’s windows
Lauttasaarentie 7, Helsinki
during 15th to 27th of August 2012
Installation was illuminated daily from 7 PM to midnight
The work is a hommage to all those art students, that have been involved in the school from its very beginning 2008.