The materials for Lifecyles were gathered on a Sunday afternoon walk along the river that runs through the centre of Nykarleby, Finland.

The winter snows were finally melting and the snowbanks were giving up treasures that had been locked in winter’s grip for months.

Seeds, decaying leaves, bark, bits of moss and lichen, pine cones, and small pieces of branches were gathered and put into small plastic envelopes that were then suspended from the gallery ceiling in the shape of an infinity symbol – signifying birth, death and the continuation of life.

The shadow cast by the piece was an important part of the installation and as viewers passed the piece their movement would cause the piece and the shadow to move along with them.

Radhuset Gallery, Nykarleby, Finland 2001