Banana Republic 2017

Banana Republic
110cm x 157cm
Mixed media on recycled paper

By lifting lupins next to Finnish national trees, I question the need for division and labels about who is Finnish and who´s not in modern Finland. It does seems like birches and lupines grow hand in hand on the roadside, but under the surface there is a ruthless and hard political farce going on that feeds on income and balance sheet and which we can only hope to end happily.