• Firewood Heikki chopped

Vastapuu (working title)

My father-in-law’s home farm is called Vastapuu. It is in its original state and the buildings are filled with things that belonged to people that have passed away long ago. These belongings are relics filled with memories reminding of the temporality of life.

The firewood chopped by Heikki who passed away in the end of the 70’s have been stored in a shed and were not allowed to be used when my father-in-law was alive. Recently I took the firewood out of the shed and made portraits of them taking special care in handling to stop the dust from falling of the surface of wood. I then placed the wood in better storage to be safe. These firewood are a starting point to a long-term art project.