Artist Olavi Heino says:
I like to paint in series. This way I do not need to empty my creative arsenal all at once but instead I can utilize my ideas, as I have done here, in 20 paintings on the same theme. Compared to a poem, one verse corresponds to one painting and the whole poem to a series of paintings.
My fascination with ruins has had a strong effect on the poems on display. Poems use language to create spaces, places and moments. Ruins and the sea form a connection between these poems. They describe sorrow, death and history.
The painting was not first, nor the poem, but they both developed during the creative process. However, I have noticed that pictures and words tend to engage in dialogue in my subconscious which has affected my decisions.