In her art works sculptor Noora Schroderus changes everyday materials into an aesthetic work, without losing its’ original essence. Her material choices differ from traditional art materials, and her works include materials such as authentic bank notes, human body hair and animal fur. Noora Schroderus bases her art pieces on ordinary settings, which will develop through perseverant work into interpretations that are more absurd. In a particular setting, objects and materials can be seen in a new and sometimes even humoristic light.
The change in scale transforms the doe-eyed and innocent dog into an elephant in a china shop. Although the photographs in Noora Schroderus’ Elephant series are touching, they also remind us that owning a pet is not necessarily just a pleasant thing, and that even a small animal can sometimes seem imposing and demanding. The pictures also make visible the less frequently admitted fact that pets themselves cannot decide with whom they live and what demands are placed on them; their lot is to adapt to the customs and lifestyle of their owner.
Text: Annina Sirén / Turun taidemuseo