First aid, 2016

Covered by forest, 2016
is according to Finnish folklore a place or a state, where a person can get while walking in nature.
In the myth a familiar forest can turn into completely unrecognizable, all wrong and silent. Victim is also invisible to other people while this happens.
Some get out by their own, others with help of some spells – and a few gets lost for ever.

Etiäinen, 2016

is according to Finnish folklore, a "reflection" which goes ahead of each person. For example: you can see etiäinen coming home as your spouse and walking into kitchen. When you take a better look, the whole sight is gone. In a few minutes the front door opens and your spouse comes home and walks into kitchen, this time for real. So, etiäinen does the same things in advance as real humans do a little bit later. Every one of us has their own etiäinen, gotten when three days old – some have stronger, some weaker.

Näkki, 2016
or a vesihiisi is a traditional bad spirit that lives in rivers and lakes. It lures unlucky bypassers to get into water, and then pulls them under the surface. It's said that Näkki is a soul of a drowned person, who haunts people to find peace. Parents scare their children with stories of Näkki, so they won't go to the waterfront alone.

The final stream, 2016
It was common to believe that when a person died, they had to cross a dark river to get to the other side. On the other side was Tuonela and eternal rest. Depending on person's former life, had they to pass the stream either by a boat or by swimming. But the current was strong, and some didn't manage to the opposite shore.

Daughter of the dark forest, 2016
Finnish mytology tells that there's a lot of different spirits in the forest. One of them is the Forest's Daughter, who's job is to keep the forest beautiful and clean. The children of the woods are joyful and peace-loving creatures – when they are not irritated. If you disturb their peace, may they mislead you deep to the forest as a revenge.

The herald, 2016
Some old families are said to have their own spirits or elves. Seeing those characters usually predicts upcoming tragedies or life changing events in the family. Sometimes these messengers are seen only by glimpse, occasionally in dreams and seldom they come for a face-to-face talk. Their figures are usyally dark and hazy. The heralds may be families' ancestors that take care of their offspring.

Breakingpoint, 2015

21 years, 2015

Opium, 2014

We'll never have to do it again, 2015

Human business, 2014

Stretch, 2014

Spring flu, 2016

Absolute, 2014

Decay, 2015