Tanssiakka is a sculpture that was made to appear to dance. Its original inspiration for the form was high altitude mountain flowers in the wind (not an uncommon inspiration for me), but the work took on a more anthropomorphic look and meaning during its creation. My process is such that works evolve during the creation, I do not typically stick to ridged designs through a process. I prefer to let the form flow along with the process. So even though I worked from a simple model, the sculptures look and meaning evolved throughout creation.
An Akka is a a female spirit in Sami shamanism, and Finnish and Estonian mythology. My heritage is in part Estonian/Finnish. Tanssia is the word for dance, or dancing, in Finnish.