Uudenmaankatu
Maria Stereo,
MY BEST FRIEND
21.8. - 8.9.2013

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MARIA STEREO
MY BEST FRIENDS
GALLERIA HUUTO UUDENMAANKATU
21.8.-8.9.2013

“I really should do some cleaning.
I should throw out all this junk and these letters, but I just keep collecting more and spread them all over the place.
Since when have I had this worry line between my eyebrows?
Did I remember to stop playing the record in my head?
Time just passes by and I cannot catch it.
My youth is gone.”

I am fascinated by the anxiety experienced between childhood and adulthood. Recently, my themes have included regression, anxiety and identity crisis with a humorous approach. I lick the wounds of adolescence by drawing fan pictures and make cuckoo clocks to illustrate the fear of time running away. I fluff up my memories to finally pack them and put them in storage.

I create crafts, drawings, paintings and sculptures. I use porcelain items as my sculpting material and I alter them by breaking them. Sometimes I keep them intact and use them as part of new combinations. My exhibition at Galleria Huuto includes postcards, a makeup mirror, a wall clock, a milking stool and a pelt.