Thank you for making me feel appreciated both as a person and as an artist. Thank you for recognising me and my work. I feel so touched, proud and thankful. It feels very good to be a part of Finnish society and cultural field!
At times I feel overwhelmed thinking of all the great people I was given a chance to collaborate with, who supported me and helped me realise myself professionally. The list of names is very long and each of you has a very special place in my heart.
Today, when receiving this artistic grant from the hands of the Mayor of Helsinki and Helsinki's Cultural Director - I was thinking of you all and of how lucky I am to be where and with whom I am, doing what I do.
My professional journey has been variable and exciting and I'm looking to the future with enthusiasm and hope! Forward we go! Thank you!