ILLUSTRATION

Uhanalaiset kotimaiset

Uhanalaiset kotimaiset (Domestic & Endangered) consists of nine portraits. Each portrait illustrates an animal of an endangered species living in Finland.

More than often campaigns against extinction feature easily recognizable exotic animals like pandas or tigers. This is what we are used to and the use of these well-known examples is of course both understandable and relevant, but can it also distance us (for example Finns) from the fact, that loss of biodiversity really is a global phenomenon? And that even Finland, despite of the mental images of being a "safe haven with pure nature", is no exception to this disaster facing us.

Portraits are made with Caran D'ache coloured pencils on toned sketching paper. They were on show at the Tässä, nyt art exhibition in Kaapelitehdas December 2018.