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Born in Helsinki in 1987 to a Finnish father and Russian mother.

Learned to draw before he learned to walk.

Once spent an afternoon playing violin in the streets because he didn't have enough cash for an ice cream.

Moved to New York City in 1993 and has dwelled there ever since.

Studied fine arts at LaGuardia High School.

Studied architecture at The Cooper Union.

Currently pursuing a career in architecture while simultaneously juggling his many passions.

Believes strongly in technique, versatility, patience, storytelling, and that touching cold stone or dry wood will never cease to delight.