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At present, my artistic work is described by the terms play, experiment, improvisation and intuitiveness. I start without any definite goal, I make decisions intuitively, and I let the work take shape during the process. I try not to think of themes or content, because they will only impede my work and may turn into insurmountable obstacles. Kyllä hmm ei hmm (Yes hmm no hmm) was created precisely through such a process.

The primary purpose of my method is to liberate my own creativeness, not to reject certain themes or content. I rely on the fact that my works address ideas and themes that fascinate me, even though I do not consciously work with them. I am interested in opposites such as yes-no, internal-external, conscious-unconscious, the individual's relationship with the group and the surrounding world, the everyday life of people and the meanings entailed in it.

My works are often both humorous and deadly serious at the same time. I do not explicitly make my works to be amusing, but humour just emerges in them on many occasions even when I tried to be serious.

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