We live in a crucial age. The conflict between the carrying capacity of nature and the use of natural resources required to maintain our way of life is untenable. We all know that something has to be done. But do money and material values have such a tight grip on humanity that we are unable to change?

Grappling with the need for continuous economic growth, humanity is using nature to the utmost. We are exploiting nature unscrupulously. In my point of view people are  prisoners of an unnatural materialism, and contact with real nature is fast disappearing. What really is stopping us to change the direction?

I´m interested in human´s spirituality and the underluing meaning of life. In my works I  investigate  the need for a redefinition of society and humanity. I try to think of a world where our relationship to nature would be more natural. In the words of the Finnish poet Pentti Saarikoski: “To see the world, one must first get rid of the worldview.”


Helsinki, 15 May 2015

Sami Parkkinen