Landscape and nature heal the scars of war and the events and people who created them become forgotten.
In Last One, modernist, constructivist methods of rearranging pictorial space are used to reflect on the scars that wars have left behind, mentally and physically, but also the way that landscape and nature heal these scars and how the events and people who created them become forgotten.
The source material for this body of work is images of ruins of the once mighty fortifications of the Mannerheim Line, built to protect Finland from the advances of the Soviet military avant-garde. Finland’s attempt was valiant, and ultimately the country maintained its sovereignty although it lost 11% of its territory; this war and the lives that were lost in 1939 are rarely remembered. The fortification lie in ruins, and nature is slowly reclaiming them.