Harry Matti Hukkinen

Artist Statement

My work reflects my physical, spiritual, and emotional relationship with the world. Societal issues such as prejudice, racism, gender bias, consumerism, pollution, and natural resource depletion provide subject matter and content for my artwork. I see contemporary art as a universal language with the inherent power to transcend cultural barriers, a sublime vehicle of heart to heart and mind to mind communication. By challenging the beliefs of myself and others and identifying our non-sustainable practices, I attempt to encourage more cooperative relationships between people and the planet.