On my first day cycling through the Finnish countryside and inevitably getting lost for a few hours, I could not stop noticing all of the wood piles at each house... Everything where I am is very spread out and I am told that isolation and silence is very indicative to Finnish culture. I felt as though each home existed as its own island/country/city-state independent from others. The wood piles grew in my thoughts to represent this idea. So, in my first week I have started a series of sumi/mixed media on mylar drawings exploring the relationship of Finnish people to the landscape and each other (kylla kylla). These are reactions and are also meant to have an element of playfulness/absurdity about them.