Tuija Hietanen, 2022, Finland
The four-piece series is inspired by my hometown and my roots, both the memories and the present reflections. The metallic colours refer to my hometown’s steel industry but also the gleaming water shades of the iconic rapids. The beading technique is a symbol of my roots since the handicrafts have been practiced in my family for generations. The forms resemble pockets where the memories can be hidden and treasured.