These text based works on birch bark were made after an artists residency at Koli in North Karelia. The texts are from the Birch Kantele cantos from the Kalevala, verses on the theme of death and transformation. Further texts are diary entries from my experiences of walking in the Koli forest. Later I discovered that the shamans of that area would write their healing songs on birch bark. After inscribing the bark, it curled up so that some of the text became hidden, reflecting the fragmentary nature of memory. The Birch Bark offerings are made in lazertran on aluminium  and were offerings made to the earth element in the Koli landscape in 2008. See Koli Return Journey 2009 for more on the element offerings works.