I am a multidisciplinary artist and educator who cannot help but explore life through art – I feel they are inseparable. I view art as an honest, spiritual act that stems from one’s soul. When fully engaged in the creative process, no mistakes are made and there are no limitations. I aim to inspire others to follow their hearts and wilder aspirations through creativity. Since 2010, I have been involved with various arts-related organizations within Thunder Bay, including the Community Arts and Heritage in Education Project, Willow Springs Creative Centre and Satellite Studio Artist Collective.
I hope to share the universal message from my Finnish heritage: that the state of our self, city and world lies in each of our hands. It relies greatly on the land and waters that led us here and made us who we are. We control our future, each individual brings strength to the community, and we are all inevitably connected.