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Dreams of something better We live in a crucial age. The conflict between the carrying capacity of nature and the use of natural resources requi… Read More
Dreams of something better We live in a crucial age. The conflict between the carrying capacity of nature and the use of natural resources required to maintain our way of life is untenable. We all know that something has to be done. But do money and material values have such a tight grip on humanity that we are unable to change? Grappling with the need for continuous economic growth, humanity is using nature to the utmost. We are exploiting nature unscrupulously. In the midst of nature, humanity selfishly wants to live in an environment defined by itself. In my point of view people are prisoners of an unnatural materialism, and contact with real nature is fast disappearing. What really is stopping us to change the direction? In my works I investigate the need for a redefinition of society and humanity. I try to think of a world where our relationship to nature would be more natural. In the words of the Finnish poet Pentti Saarikoski: “To see the world, one must first get rid of the worldview.” My works are poetic visions of the world, dreams of something better. Helsinki, 25 May 2012 Sami Parkkinen Read Less
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Hibernation
110x133cm / pigment print / box frame / museum glass / edition 8+2AP
2nd edition 30x40cm / edition 20+2AP
Sami Parkkinen 2012
 
Owl & Boxer
110x133cm / pigment print / box frame / museum glass / edition 8+2AP
2nd edition 30x40cm / edition 20+2AP
Sami Parkkinen 2012
 
Memory
110x133cm / pigment print / box frame / museum glass / edition 8+2AP
2nd edition 30x40cm / edition 20+2AP
Sami Parkkinen 2013
Mother Nature
110x133cm / pigment print / box frame / museum glass / edition 8+2AP
2nd edition 30x40cm / edition 20+2AP
Sami Parkkinen 2012

110x133cm / pigment print / box frame / museum glass / edition 8+2AP
2nd edition 30x40cm / edition 20+2AP
Sami Parkkinen 2012

110x130cm / pigment print / box frame / museum glass / edition 8+2AP
2nd edition 30x40cm / edition 20+2AP
Sami Parkkinen 2013
Enter
110x110cm / pigment print / box frame / museum glass / edition 8+2AP
2nd edition 30x30cm / edition 20+2AP
Sami Parkkinen 2012
Takauma
110x110cm / pigment print / box frame / museum glass / edition 8+2AP
2nd edition 50x50cm / edition 20+2AP
Sami Parkkinen 2012
Wanderer
55x55cm / pigment print / box frame / museum glass / edition 8+2AP
Sami Parkkinen 2012
I know that I don´t know nothing
55x55cm / pigment print / box frame / museum glass / edition 8+2AP
Sami Parkkinen 2012
Convoy
110x110cm / pigment print / box frame / museum glass / edition 8+2AP
2nd edition 30x30cm / edition 20+2AP
Sami Parkkinen 2013
Ego
30x30cm / pigment print / box frame / museum glass / edition 20+2AP
Sami Parkkinen 2012
Century
110x110cm / pigment print / box frame / museum glass / edition 8+2AP
2nd edition 30x30cm / edition 20+2AP
Sami Parkkinen 2012