Vaaleanpunainen Koivu - Pink Birch
The Story of Pink Birch
On August 9th 2018 I wanted to escape to Lapland to paint the colorful nature, but I obviously couldn’t do it because of all the obligations I already promised on the springtime. When I told this to a woman (who happened to be a daughter of an artist), I heard her telling her dad had often travelled on autumns to Lapland because of the colors of the nature. The artist had taken photographs in Lapland and the daughter remembered how sad the father had once been when the pink birch he had shooted in Lapland was repaired by a photolab as an fairly standard birch (earlier the photo labs could made like that, just repaire colors).
On August 14th wrote my friend an fb-update where he told that autumn is much easier to accept when you have a small poodle in your arms. I don’t have any kind of poodle but I immediately understood what my friend mean - something warm, soft and wonderful between man and the world. I had just heard the story of pink birch and in my thoughts I added:
"... or if you have seen a pink birch .." / Exhibition was at Gallery A2 2018