Return to Darkness XV

art, recent work


Darkness workshop at Barker, October 4th – 13th; all photos by Reino Koivula

The chairs and benches of Simo Helenius may look simple, but sitting upon them makes you a queen, or king – sitting position is upright, yet relaxed; leaning your back to them, you feel the chest opening up and breath deepening. I had to ask Simo how to make them… upon which he produced three more for Terrastella, inbetween working with his own Bow.
One day, art student Josefiina Kiikka shows up. She did her summer project felting with me in July, and since then she has continued on her own. Now she brings two felted lampshades – a dark mouse and a white bird shape. Together with a tale, they too will come to stay in the cot.
In GRP moulding we proceed by steps, learning by trial and error… but time is running out.
How to handle the balance between quality, time and economy here? In addition to earlier support, Terpol company now offers professional help in glassfibre works, which I very gratefully receive.
On Thursday October 14th, Simo’s Bow cot is installed by Aura river.



The Bow installed by Aurajoki, and welding tracks on workshop floor; all photos by Reino Koivula

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