Featured Places: Kemi, Tampere & Other Finland Locations
My work has two dimensions:
The main picture represents the Pispala area in Tampere where I live today and on the top of my work I have embroidered the names of the towns I have lived during my life. Tampere is called Manse referring to Manchester – both textile towns with remarkable cotton, linen and wool tradition. Workers in textile mills used to live in Pispala area. It is a kind of a village on a high hill with hundreds of steps on both sides leading to lakes. When you stand in the highest point you can see them both. In Pispala there are mainly wooden houses and narrow roads.
I have made a vast round in my life but when I moved to Tampere more than 30 years ago I felt like coming home.