Minkki Nurmi, Mitäpä jos (What if), mixed media, 2021

Minkki Nurmi is a queer, nonbinary and neuro-divergent visual artist and gardener. They work with personal emotions, experiences and situations, which get documented in their work.

What if nothing we create is ever really ruined? What if feelings of disappointment are just reactions to a result that was not what we planned for? What if instead of feeling angry, disappointed or frustrated with the outcome, we could be open for things to finish in a different way, or thinking about our so-called failure as an important part of process?

This drawing was a process of continuing to work on something that at one point felt like a failure but ended up being something else. This drawing was nothing I expected it to be and it transformed into a gentle reminder of thinking about things from different points of view.

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