Kivivirta’s work process is always affected by the interior space, housing area or other environment where the finished work will be placed. Her mosaic pieces can also include visual elements tied to a place.
“If I don’t know the placement of the work when I’m building it, I envision a place. This is necessary for me to proceed. Places, things and forms on a monumental scale are inspiring, and so are monochromatic qualities, continuity and repetition of a certain kind. The same applies to inspiring musical works.”