Visual Artist Satu Kalliokuusi

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Mystery of the Easter Forest


At Tornio River Valley and Äkäsompolo area has been told many very exiting and thrilling stories during times. My local friend Lea Kaulanen is actual virtuoso in storytellings and we have spent many funny and a little bit scary moments together

in her estate at Karila in Äkäslompolo.


We also have a habit to ski on to mountains and once during a full moon of Easter we decided to have “Full Moon Skiing” to nearest mountain. It was really bright because of the full moon, even it was late night and we were skiing to the forest for to go upper to mountains that way. We hadn’t been skiing very long when we moved off the trail cause it seemed to more easy to ski along the snowmobile tracks (going through the forest) upper to the mountains. Then we came to the tree line and we could see the clear sky. And just then suddenly those incredible Northern Auroras started to blaze through the sky. We just stopped and watched that beautiful and surprising nature show for a while in total silence.


After few minutes I started to hear odd and quiet sound. I didn’t know if it came from the sky or somewhere else. I started to look around a little bit feeling worried. Then I looked to my friend Lea. I supposed that she could tell me what the sound is as a native person and calm me down, but i saw only her very big frightened eyes looking me. I watched again around and then I started to feel that some of the trees in the moon lighting forest were not only trees. They started to look some creatures with moving hands and big wedging eyes and in that same moment we both said:


  • - I think that we can go back home now!


Next day Lea told me few facts:


"The Paths of Maahinen still exists in the oldest forests.

Paths like we were appear from nowhere; they take you

forward in a seemingly easy and safe manner for a while

and then disappear, like they never were there. Paths that

leads nowhere…"

MYSTERY I  40 x 40 cm red wine, sumi ink, tempera Satu Kalliokuusi 2017

MYSTERY II  40 x 40 cm red wine, sumi ink, tempera Satu Kalliokuusi 2017

MYSTERY III  40 x 40 cm red wine, sumi ink, tempera Satu Kalliokuusi 2017

MYSTERY IV 40 x 40 cm red wine, sumi ink, tempera Satu Kalliokuusi 2017