Laatikko

2022


Six limestone pieces are masoned together with mortar to form a box like shape. The inner space has carved text in it. What is written remains a secret unless the box gets broken some day.

There is the knowledge that something is written but it is inaccessible. Does it matter to know what is inside the box? In time the box will brake as the mortar doesn’t last time as well as the stone but this might take a very long time. The box is made from pieces cut from limestone from Saaremaa Estonia. When polished the limestone surface reveals colours and shapes from different organic materials and creatures that existed in the time of the lithification process around 400-500 million years ago .

Laatikko

35 x 33 x 33

Polished limestone, mortar, carved text

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Laatikko II

15 x 13 x 12

limestone, mortar, carved text

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Photos: Salla Valle