Living in Finland has a profound influence on my jewelry. The natural surroundings have been generously offering inspirations to my works. Through my works, I want to present the beauty and wonder around us, which might be easily ignored if you don’t take a moment to see and appreciate.
I collect the seeds of inspiration by taking close-up photographs of flowers and plants, which I encounter in my daily surroundings or during traveling. I like to observe how a bloom is set on the stem, how the petals unwrap to reveal an enclosed surprise and how leaves sprout from branches, from which I can almost hear the popping sounds. I want to capture the gesture of a flower and to depict the energy and liveliness of a plant.
I often apply the anticlastic forming technique to create my jewelry so that I can achieve light weighted and three-dimensional forms. My jewelry has a very strong sculptural quality.