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Visual Narratives Studio 2021


Author’s Name
Iiris Halme


Project Title:
Days, details & delights
2021/ Visual Diary, Notebook / Pencil, acrylic paint, markers / 15 x 15 cm


Creating art and design work for clients and employers often leads me into a tunnel – to a blurred timeline where I am making things based on external wishes and where the main focus is on the outcome. In these situations, I most often look for inspiration from where it’s quickly and easily available (the internet.)


Days, details & delights is a visual diary in the form of a book where each spread gives a glimpse into my daily experiences. 30 days. 30 creations. Through focusing on (and giving in to) my process and journey, I aimed to challenge the emphasis and pressures of the final outcome. Days, details & delights is a project that utilizes my passion towards experiencing my physical surroundings. Shapes, encounters, patterns, compositions, visuals. This work is a memory of a dedicated process as much as a collection of my everyday moments with sparkles of joy.