Contemporary Design

Soil Care Products by Mira Niittymäki

medium: porcelain, borosilicate glass, photography
ceramic sculptures next to each other

What if we treated soil as we treat our skin? After all, soil is the skin of the Earth, and our own skin is soil for billions of microbes. The project investigates ways to care for the degraded land and barren soil resulting from human actions. It also speculates on a future where soil care would be one of our daily routines. The work also satirically comments on the oversaturated field of beauty care products of our time when more than ever we should focus our care to more fundamental issues.

Photographs by Anne Kinnunen

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