Mira is a Finnish artist and designer. She seeks her inspiration from the details of her surroundings, nature connection and small adventures. She strives to translate these to a universal language through image and form. With her work she aims to provide the viewer with experiences of unity and peace and colour them with passion and mystique.
Her work includes sculptures, installations, performances, material research and small series production of tableware.
"An inner need to create fuels my work. The slow and deliberate nature of my craft processes balances my desire to constantly implement new ideas. The time and care I put in each piece allow me to reflect the recurring themes of my work such as synergy and unity.
Materials themselves are a source of inspiration for me, even though I find some of their qualities limiting. These limitations work as guidelines and triggers for ideas throughout the making process. Understanding how materials behave is essential in my work and it is a skill that I constantly want to develop. When I form matter with my hands the information gets stored in my body as tacit knowledge.
In my mind every raw material that I use is somehow magical but can be seen as very mundane at the same time and I find this contrast deeply intriguing. The fine interface where aesthetics and practicality meet is the baseline of my design process. In my art I find inspiration from the unique details and connections found from nature and from the world where science and traditions go hand in hand."