Reika Vesala / ヴェサラ玲華

Textile art and design

Hidden Wishes

Community Art Project, 2017

The idea of this community art is the connection. The work contemplates how the creative process connects people with art, single with collective, inward with expression, private with public, and description with non-description.
In this workshop, participants made their own balls where wishes were hidden inside by writing on paper. The wishes might be for their own or for someone else. Also, small items such as pebbles, small bells, etc. might be inside. The idea of the project is from Japanese Temari. Temari means handball. When parents gave the ball to their children, they may have hidden a paper with wishes in it. The content has never been exposed.

Photoes: Eila Heikkilä, Reika Vesala