“I’ve done these pictures, because present and the future generation isn’t really counsious of their history nor about life of their forefathers and my paintbrush isn’t wiggling for much longer.”
“A BACHELOR GETS A WIFE” 1971
This picture shows an Adam tired of living alone. Now he is ready to receive any Eve who is given to him from the clouds. In this case she does not look too bad. Nothing to say but congratulations!
“THE OLD CHURCH OF SODANKYLÄ”
The old church of Sodankylä was built in 1689. It is still standing there. It is said that seven mummies from different ages lie buried under the floor. Nobody seems to know the origin of the mummies. The church is the first church in Sodankylä. In summertime, the church is presented with pleasure to anyone who wants to come and see it as a tourist sight.
“A FISH FRY”
The original inhabitants of Lapland often had the habit of going fishing during the most beautiful time of summer as a whole family. Then, the purpose was to have a good time. Often the neighbors were invited too. The beauty of the summer evening was admired, and the fish were fried an eaten until everyone was satisfied.
“HERE I COME”
”Here I come”, says the Sámi girl when stepping out of the dark forest into the world of people. It is always hard in the beginning, but one has to go through the thicket of life. Her road seems a little smoother than it was long ago. This has been a problem for many in Lapland.