“Anu Tuominen (f.1961), turns base, abandoned or neglected everyday objects, often found at flea markets, into a delicate art. She collects things, organizes, sorts and processes them to dissolve their original function and create something unexpected from the well-known. Things get a new life when Tuominen bars, radar, or hangs them up. Vascular, yarn, buttons, postcards, pens and other items are composed of various surprising combinations. Color and shape become a strong visual language where humor mixes with nostalgia. Anu Tuominen is one of the most acclaimed conceptual artists in Finland.”
Colorful crochet potholders.
Creating something unexpected from the well-known.
Humor mixing with nostalgia.
What’s not to love, right?
In my dream home that has endless walls to decorate, I now have my own installation of collected potholders covering the back wall of a high-ceilinged craft lounge with a wall of windows opposite. Ahh, dreams….
What does this make you think about? Dream about?