Photography: Tuomas Vihavainen

“Worth More”

100cm x 160cm

Oil and copper wire on canvas

And thus the spirit of an animal was placed on one scale and unnecessary pleasures of humans on the other.

I wonder: which one weighs more? Which one is considered more valuable?

“Worth More” was my first painting in which I used copper pipes and wire. You can see how I got bored of only depicting animals or scenarios in the custom way, so I wanted to add something surprising. The copper made my painting three-dimensional and it highlights and adds to the hunter gatherer scheme.