Finland, 1977

Safe life

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Aalto School of Art, Design and Architecture
Department of Art
Fine Arts

In my drawings, I observe the home as an attempt to reach a life that you are expected to live, and women living inside these walls.

A home can be a shelter as well as a place of isolation. It has traditionally been a space of feminine power that women have built up in order to tell their community about a life well spent. As a paradox, the feeling of being safe can also produce a state of silence, a room you can't get out of.

The relation between women and their possibilities to work their way out in the society has changed, but I am still interested in the relation between gender and the emotions related to home. Do we still hope that home is the place that convinces us that we are safe?

ukkonen (dot) laura (at) gmail (dot) com

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