Hanna Varis

Turku Christmas Calender

Every day, Hanna's


artwork opens up on the calendar's doors to cheer up Christmas

Each picture is accompanied by a story about the background of the work. They will appear on these pages in December.

Gate of happiness

Happiness has all the patterns of success and happiness. After this port you decide to open: you get it all! Turku Cathedral, the only one in Finland a cathedral and a large ecumenical church which is open daily from 9am to 6pm. There are, in a way, like "branches" in Italian churches small chapels with iron lattice gates. I took this inspiration for these stories, these gates and their patterns. Turku Cathedral is an incredible touch of history and also of today   point of view. When I visited New Zealand, there was a whole history 150 years away, but Turku Cathedral will be 800 years old !!! We Finns have reason to be proud! For real!