plants, wood, lichen, cotton thread

TUO TUO Kulttuuri Tila & Artist Residency in Joutsa, Finland, 2020

 _german, def. 1) Fabric made from cross-woven threads 2) Substance consisting of related cells with approximately the same structure and function


A small weaved fabric hangs from a birch tree - placed like a talisman on its neck - that grows bent down as if bowing to the forest. The hand-weaving textil is from wildflower, grass, lichen and wood found in TUO TUO gardens and forests in Joutsa, Finland. The mediative weaving process led to a dialogue between nature and human crafts, location and material - exploring colors, texture, smell and haptics of the plants while these were joined to one.