mixed media assemblage - vintage photo, vintage brass degree ruler, vintage book pages and notes, pyrite nuggets, lokta paper, thread, board, glue
approx. 9,5x22x1,2cm / 3.7"x8.7"x0.5"
I just finished this one last night and already it's one of my favourites (I know I say this just about every time I finish a piece). I like blurry old photos, and I like old brass tools of all sorts, measuring tools above all.
I planned to take photos of the process while making this, but I was in a particularly deep flow state of mind and forgot all about it. Usually I tend to finish a piece on one go, or at least with minimal breaks (for sleep or waiting for glue to dry) since I often have a clear vision (or obsession) from the start. This time I had to take long breaks because of a weekend filled with live music (first the lovely Maritta Kuula, then the loud Höstfest) and little time to get fully immersed in making. I felt I would ruin these found inklings if I tried to finish this without having the time to find the flow, even though I already knew nearly all details before I properly got started. Maybe the end result would've looked exactly the same even if I had added fragments every time I had a little bit of time to focus, but I wouldn't have liked this piece as much that way. For me it's important to spend time with my work and get to know it. Having this design wander in and out of my thoughts during the weekend, before I got around to making something more demanding than rolling book pages, was definitely a good thing. It was a bit like I knew there was a friend waiting for me at home.