• Heli Änkö
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Viiskulma 20.6.-8.7.2012

My exhibition is based on a poem that my late mother dedicated to me years ago.

My legacy –
What will it be?
Flowers in spring,
The cuckoo in summer,
And the crimson maples
Of autumn…


I have once again felt the power of friendly words, deeds and thoughts in the midst of big changes. I agree with what Jani Kaaro writes in his fine column “Koeta olla vähän kiltimpi” (“Try to be a little nicer”). I believe that when we are doing well, we are naturally friendly and kind to each other. All we need is small acts of friendliness to bring out that core and make it flourish. Kindness really does have “the power that can change lives and it can be the best, quickest and most efficient way to help”. Kindness is magical.

Ahimsa is a yoga term that is often translated as non-violence or non-harming. Following this principle will allow you to give up hostility.

While building this exhibition, my own life has switched into top gear. I want to dedicate my exhibition to everyone who has given me warmth, closeness, food, coffee, kind words, ears and paws. I am eternally grateful. You know who you are.