We welcome both Finnish and international artists to live and work in an inspiring environment in the middle of nature.
Visual artists, arts and crafts makers, writers, journalists, musicians etc are welcome to apply for a 1-3 months residency.
Another 2 meter-tall goddess has had her portrait completed!! I am in love with the process of learning about these deities and then figuring out how to interpret them through my lens and palette. Mayari is especially important to me as she comes from my mother's culture in the Philippines. Even though (and probably because!) my family from the Philippines may not know much about indigenous, pre-colonial practices from the Philippines, I felt compelled to bring her to life. Mayari is the moon goddess, and is known to carry a baston (long bamboo stick weapon), and to have only one eye, due to losing one in a fight with her younger brother! Well, I used to have lots of fights with my brothers, but thankfully no one lost an eye ;)