The rest of the journey we go on foot

Three children sit on a rock with three souls who sit by them. The souls of the children are taller than the children themselves. The souls are adults taking care of the children during their journey in the world. At some point I named this work “The goodbye”. I thought of the last good-byes of the children given from Finland to Sweden as war adopts during the Second World War. I thought of the parents and children bidding good-bye and the children getting on the train. The parents remain on the platform. What are they thinking? In the work a child is still safely sitting by the adult or in his lap. The adults are no guardian angels, they are human beings with a soul and a spirit. This work catches a moment before something changes. A moment which is like a resting place on the way.


loppumatkan kuljemme jalan 2010



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