Silence and a sense of growing define my work. There is movement but no direct implication of time. It is inextricably tied to nature and influenced by native Estonian religious cohesions and chronology where the movement of time is not linear but circular. I define myself, in part, by the customs and attitudes of the Estonian native religion that celebrates and worships nature.
I emphasize the process of creating and it is an important part of my work. I mainly work in printmaking because it allows me to physically stay in contact with the material I am using. As I aim to be more direct and intuitive in my mark making, I often think of my creative process as composing or searching for a rhythm. While focusing on a crossover between traditional and modern ways of printing I have gradually moved towards expressions solely possible in lithography and combined these with hand-drawn lines or photographs. Besides the distinguished visual language of each printmaking technique, printmaking in itself also has a rhythm of light, movement, and sound.
“I do not know myself sometimes, or how to measure and name and count out the grains that make me what I am,” wrote Virginia Woolf. As a process of my artistic practice I take things apart; symbols, maps, body parts; and put them back together. I am recreating, remodeling, and reinventing the structures and regularities I perhaps already know. My body of work is an exploration of personal identity and cultural narrative through the representation of the body and elements of my heritage. However this exploration does not seek answers in themselves, but rather new knowledge and a new awareness that allows for repositioning myself into an altered context that informs my understanding of the world.