Dimension XV, woodcut, 78 x 115 cm, 2018

"The most important matter for me was to realize the void around an object. Emptiness or void has an important role in Eastern culture, as this concept relates to how phenomena and environments are observed.

Our western culture perceives surroundings by an object but in Japan,  such concepts on the perception of the void can have many levels of meaning. I have grown to believe that in Finland, our synonym for the void could be the silence in our Nature."