LAURA KONTTINEN


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A SMALL FOREVER

2018   /  installation (replica of grandmother's mirror)

"When I was 8 years old, I decided I wanted to become mysterious. Around that time I found my grandmother's mirror. The mirror had a silver frame and was the most beautiful object I had ever seen. If you looked into it from an angle, you could see a whole other world that looked like the actual world, but was secret and thus much more fun. I was scared that someone else would find the secret world, so one summer I buried the mirror on the shore of a lonely pond, next to a big rock.
 
Years later I dug the mirror back up. It had become bigger, but the secret world was still the same size."
"A Small Forever" was featured at the group exhibition S P A C E D at Galleria Lapinlahti, Helsinki, December 19, 2018 - January 6, 2019.
 
Materials: polyurethane, mirror, pigment prints
Size: 260 x 230 x 180 cm