white cream of sorrow

Espoo, 2015

There are flowing waves of energy in the world(s), rising from every single bit of the universe, including us. Belief and practice enable us to see the signs and so get dragged into a mysterious and borderless realm of communication with the world around and within us.

White Cream of Sorrow is about six days of living in my studio with a dying plant found in a trash bin. During this symbiosis, a lot happened between us on many levels, and I tried to document it through drawings and short notes in the form of a notebook diary. My interaction with the plant helped me better see my position in the world and also regarding other creatures. I will never forget the very first evening that we were alone in the studio. The strong presence of the plant immediately convinced me that the one who needed help in this relationship was not the plant but me. Then I felt ashamed of the sense of self-satisfaction I had experienced earlier that day for buying a pack of fertilizer sticks.