Ancestors in a lighthouse island – ceramics exhibition
Taru-Taina Nora’s ceramics exhibition Ancestors in a lighthouse island (Esivanhempia majakkasaarella) is on display in Kylmäpihlaja Lighthouse 16.6.-31.8.2022.
Taru-Taina Nora has molded the field loam, ancient clay of sea bed, that she got from her relatived tens of images of her ancestors. Some of these ancestors travelled to the lighthouse, some stayed in the garden of the Old City Hall. In the lighthouse island are those relatives who have a connection to sea – real and some imaginary ancestors.
One was taken by the sea, one gave their heart to the sea and from one the sea took their spouse and father. The sea gave bread, the land of wonder on the other side of the sea gave hope, but homesickness won. One’s greatgrand-child became a famous sea captain from Rauma. One sailed their time and then returned to homeland to be a farmer.
Some only experienced the sealife during a cruise and by admiring a lighthouse from the cottage porch.