Hende has been a graffiti artist since the ‘80s. Comic books inspired him to paint graffitis, and Hende started practicing in his father’s garage on plywood. In his teens, Hende moved from the garage to underpass bridges and train depots. He has painted at Malminkartano train station, Martinlaakso, Myyrmäki, etc.
“Lately, the rough violence and bullying have been on the news. I work myself in child welfare at Vuorelan koulukoti, so I decided to involve the young in this project. I brought three young people from my unit with me, and together we unloaded the aggression by throwing paint and water balloons filled with paint on each other. I took some old ceiling felt squares from an old house to our school, where the youngsters from our units could tell their thoughts on bullying. My goal is to give the viewer a strong experience and push them to think about their own behavior and ask themselves what they could do regarding this matter.”