"Alajärvi. A village in the interior of Finland. Winter. The light is dim and sparse. The silence is that of the accumulated snow. In the painting, the successive lines build atmosphere from a dark background. Transparent white. Zinc white. Titanium white. Increasing intensity requires insistence, resisting moments when the intention is not clear. Patience. One line at a time. The shadows are covered with a veil that has movement. The town is not a geographical place but a mental state. The possibility of art as a therapeutic occupation. "