Kristiina Lahde is an artist from Toronto Canada. She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in 1999.
In my practice I alter and re-format familiar objects and materials. I select materials that are often disused or are rapidly approaching obsolescence. I alter these materials through a precise process of geometric re-organisation, in which measurement and pattern play a significant roll. I am drawn to materials that carry or contain information, materials of administration or tools for measurement. These common materials include envelopes, newspapers, telephone books and measuring tapes. I seek out an internal logic of things and this leads me to subjectively shift, expand, invert or simply transform the materials.