Surrounded by Heli Tuhkanen's paintings and sculptures one is puzzled with a strange feeling of familiriaty. And yes indeed, it seems Tuhkanen is adapting imagery of early Renaissance paintings.
Dead Christ is now a woman dressed in black and a man with a boy have taken Holy Virgin´s place on the narrow canvas.
Characters in the dreamlike paintings live like martyrs midst choices and expectations.
- Maria Ollikainen, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat