Anu Halmesmaa / Visual Artist

Anu Halmesmaa / Visual Artist

Circle of Life

“I have taken the circle as the starting point for my work. To me the circle in itself holds everything, as a metaphor for beginning and end.
A circle as form is impossible to create by hand, it is perfect and unreachable. And that intrigues me. It has taken me to my own circular path to explore the impossible and trying my best to reach for and find my own balance by creating these personal mandalas.

Every one of these sculptures that I make is an attempt to restore a previously existing order by going through almost meditative creative process. The spiral grows upwards while simultaneously returning again and again to the same point – a circle. It is a never ending process of finding inner and external harmony.”

“I sketched every morning in a notebook a small circular drawing,…which seemed to correspond to my inner situation at the time…Only gradually did I discover what the mandala really is:…the Self, the wholeness of the personality, which if all goes well is harmonious.”
—Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Materials: hand cut forms of mdf-board, painted by hand with glossy alkyd paint.
Wallpaintings on a background.

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