Kairi Sirendi, 2022, Estonia


Memory of a place consists of images that divide space into sectors like a map. While walking in forest, we remember the journey by different signs like from the two-branched birch to the right, from the boundary stone straight to the broken pine… From these pictures, a definite pattern is formed in the brain, which we use for orientation and safely return to the homestead. My work “Guilt” only depicts a pattern preserved in the memory and a sense of guilt, in which there are no familiar images for orientation, because the native forest has been cut down and only stumps remain. The work “Psyche” depicts our deepest thoughts and feelings.