Janne Peltokangas, 2022, Finland

Memories of Sápmi

Childhood shrouded in fables and mythology, countless mountains and rivers, animals and spirits. Falling in love under the northern lights, hunting in sub-zero temperature, uncle drowning in a lake, skinning a deer. All this is my past. I fold these thoughts in iron to understand fading memories and traditions by telling stories of my culture and home. Art is an extension of memories.