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WINGS

The origins of the theme Wings goes back to the ancient Greeks, especially to Nike, the goddess of victory. I remember having read that the famous statue of Nike of Samothrake had been found from the bottom of the sea. It is supposed to have been a figurehead of a boat.

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FOUND FROM THE SEA, 1999
height 63 cm, width 60 cm, depth 15 cm, stoneware clay, engobes, glazes

GODDESSES

The Goddesses deal with power, responsibility, freedom, honour and humbleness. These female figures bear emblems such as a veil, a crown, a wreath or a garland. Their arms transform to a wing or wings. These sculptures are mostly white. They are inspired by antiquity, Finnish medieval church art, roman catholic shrines and figureheads of boats.

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PROTECTOR on the theme GODDESSES, 2001
height 53 cm, width 35 cm, depth 62 cm, stoneware clay, engobe, metal net in the wings

CRUEL BEAUTIES

Along with the Goddesses the dragonflies returned and as a result there was a combination of a female figure and a dragonfly. Cruel Beauties contain thoughts about grace and evilness. I remember once having read that the dragonflies, those sparkling belles, tear their prey into pieces before eating it.

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Sculptures on the theme CRUEL BEAUTIES, 2001-2003
length 50-110 cm, stoneware clay, engobes, glazes, metal net in the wings

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