A waxing moon I saw from my studio window one spring night. Waxing means that the Moon is “growing”: the Moon becomes visible again after the new Moon.

Last couple of years have been challenging for all of us. For me, it has been a time of  psychological, emotional and artistic growth. This work is a personal metaphor to this process, a process just in the beginning, but promises to grow into a full golden glow of a full moon in the night sky. Just like the Moon, we people go through the same cyclic process of growing and diminishing, of action and rest… like planets on their journey across the deep dark infinity of space.

“Growth — Kasvu”. Oilpastels and colour pencils on paper 49 x 39 cm, 2022.


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