Story behind ”Above” is actually quite silly. Year ago I ate globe artichoke and found beautiful petals inside of it. They inspired me and I immediately started to collect them. Later I made a headpiece out of them and spaghetti, with some plants and some wool string. Last summer the rhododendron in our yard blossomed the most beautiful way. I noticed that blossoms had the exact same color that my globe artichoke headpiece had. I asked my daughter to model me. It was the Midsummers eve here in Finland and there is always a bit of magic in the air. The picture turned out a bit strange but beautiful, very mystical, almost like out of this world. A very special picture for me.
March 9, 2018