By making a work of art, an artist interprets the world and expresses a desire to tell us something in a particular way. Petri Hytönen’s way is to form a single large narrative by combining several small stories. He collects ready-made images here and there, puts them together in his mind, and eventually individual images seem to find each other. Hytönen places suitable pictures side by side and begins to paint them on paper. The stories in the pictures form a multithreaded narrative with a beginning and an end, and at the end, he asks what the moral of the narrative is and then gives the answer. Hytönen’s style is sentimental, and he creates matching moods with light, purple colours and a soft-as-cotton surface that is produced by his unique watercolour style. The pictures of his stories may be cliché-like but the narratives themselves are very insightful, not just pretty pictures. Pathos, then, is an acceptable approach to the world. This is how it is, if you want to believe it.