“My works are inspired by nature and food – the lifearound us,” says artist Tero Annanolli. “I often explore newenvironments by foot, attuned to the scents and sounds, as well as the light inthe early morning, in the evening or after the rain.Wild herbs are something ordinary and multidimensional at the same time. Youcan find them by ditches and in the fields, and they reveal fine shapes andflavours and fascinating stories.” In my works, I have depicted the delicate nature ofwild herbs and have added touches of gold leaf that reflect the light streaminginto the depths of the forest. Rich in colour, my paintingsportray the passage of time, myths and visual layers: flowers, sculptures,birds and local flora.Forexample painting, Life of a Man, 2013, linkki has been painted on a roundtablecloth made by Finlayson, in oil, leaf metal and bottledIndian ink. I reuse old techniques tocreate impressive, layered paintings with great skill. Life of a Man portrays the head of a Florentine sculpture of a soldier,layered with the berries of the Aronia shrub and Bohemian waxwings fromFinland. Together with the colourscheme of the recycled tablecloth serving as the canvas, these depict thechallenges of a man’s life.