Tiina Arjukka Hirvonen
Tiina Arjukka Hirvonen (b. 1988, Rääkkylä) is an artist (BFA) and art educator (MA) who worked amid window renovation in the residency house, at the shooting range and the beaches of Örö island. She seeks joy by the waste piles of our consumer culture, making use of its excessive nature.
Discarded plastic and wood, oil and acrylic paints, fishing line.
Purple patch of red campions swaying at the dry shore field. Reddish-brown stipe of the floating seaweed, tiny green algae wavering on the rock surface, wind spinning a lime-coloured tree branch, the light that penetrates this all. Glowing, synthetic green of the biowaste bag fibre in the evening sun, when I take my dog out for a walk, hanging from my arm, testing gravity. Foul smelling liquid dripping through the fibre.
Windows are removed and frames of plastic now cover the residency house windows. I work here and I look at glimpses of my environment through the plastic sheet. My gaze stops on its flat surface like on the LCD screen. I scroll down the surface with my eyes, exploring reflections of light. The smell of warm plastic hangs in the air. The house, as a plastic bag, insulates me from the conditions and seals in the thinking process. On the other side of the plastic membrane, light keeps on changing.