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Terveisin (2018-2019)

Environmental art (series of six wooden postcard sculptures and mail boxes with blank postcards)

FOLLOW THE PROCESS AND READ THE POSTCARDS: RAJATALO.FI/TAITEILIJAT/LIISA-TARLEENA-OHMAN

When I think of a landscape, I think of something large and imposing, unspoiled and distant. An image which a photographer immortalizes with an exact tenth of a second, when the sun is a halved grapefruit in the horizon. A landscape can be wild and scary, however, tamed by the gaze, it stays in the distance, it does not threaten.

The idea behind the series of works titled ‘Regards’ has been to express a kind of micro level tourism, to communicate and pause in our daily routes. If we look at an ordinary landscape closely and carefully, we may notice something beautiful, repulsive or interesting in it. The wooden frame of my work, a hundred times the size of an ordinary postcard, crops the changing landscape. You can send your reflections on the landscape on a card, set on a nearby postbox. Why does one scene count as a national landscape and another as an ugly, bare or insignificant one? Can you send your regards concerning any landscape?