Anita Finken loves creating since childhood and is an advocate of the extraordinary capacities for innovation and creativity that children have.

She believes that the unhindered artistic freedom and strenght of purpose that children enjoy should be nurtured throughout the schooling system and that problem solving and creativity should be as important as literacy at school.

From Finken’s imagination sprouts creatures of a whimsical and uncanny flair, realised by means of an assamblage process – in joining found-objects such as plastics toys, taxidermy parts, antiques and trinkets. As seen in Der Letzte Feuervogle (The Last Firebird), Critter 4 and The Hanging Tree, Finken makes visible a sense of silent personal wonderment and reverie for the unimaginable. In Der Wanderende tagestraum (The Wandering Daydream) the little beast is always looking up, not noticing that which could derail it from its path. It stands somber like a tree, with golden apple bells that call upon its spirits – much like in old folklore. Der Wanderende tagestraum is an embodiment of a daydream.