Be the change you want to see in the world. 

             -Mahatma Gandhi

As a young age I started to understand environmental problems like climate change, air pollution, global warming,  waste disposal, water pollution and many more. I made my personal choices to diminish my ecological footprint. I stopped eating meat 40 years ago and chose sustainability in my every-day life. When I studied at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki (Aalto University) I learnt old tempera techniques and read Cennino Cennini's book "I'll libro dell'arte".  Later I found out more interesting techniques. After many experiments in materials I ended up to add sand, chalk, coffee, ash, tar etc. to my works.  Actually they are the main materials of my art peaces. I try to avoid oil colours and plastics like acrylic. When choosing my painting materials I keep in my mind environmental issues and sustainable development.  

Read my article: "Mahatma Gandhi ja kuuluisa taistelu suolasta." (Ääretön 3/2019)

"Nature is full of marvels and you can use this endless house of treasure as a source of your well-being."

Read my publications: "The Cleansing Sauna" (Multiprint, 2005) "Puhdistussauna" (Apu-Säätiö 2011) and "Heikin suolasauna" (Apu-Säätiö 2016)