Roots reach deep in the ground, unseen, 
and the leaves set sail, baiting stories beyond knowing.
The year 2010 marks 100 years since my great grandmother, Aina, left Finland on a boat for America.  As I have been living in Finland before and during this year, my intention was to make and launch 100 small boats here before the year is through, as a quiet gesture.  They were made out of found natural materials, mainly Silver Willow leaves.  I am presenting documentation of the sailings here.     

 Aina, circa 1911

Aina's passport

A project by Sarah Alden