Inspired by the archipelago nature of rural island of Kökar, Åland, where Heidi Aulikki has spend many times in Artist Residency programs.
Decorative “swirls” are like thoughts by the wheel. Short moments when she has moved her hands and formed asymmetric organic shapes. Heidi Aulikki makes her own interpretations of natural forms and also invites the audience to see their own thoughts in her works.
Heidi Aulikki Puumalainen started her “Thought Bubble” wall art series on the island of Kökar in the summer of 2016. The first set, 1-23, is part of The Collection of Finnish State Art Commission. In August 2018, she was working there again and, as a new element, she worked with glaze textures. Mainly she works at her studio in the heart of Helsinki, Tehtaankatu 18.