This is my first stop-motion video and inspired by an arid area in far west NSW – all flat, big skies, parched sun and nothingness. I found the little girls - they are the original paper dolls that we cut out from cereal boxes in my childhood - and constructed a tiny cardboard hut reminiscent of my childhood summers in Finland. I took them to the foreign, dry landscape of Australia - my second home country. The video animation that followed examines the paradoxes and meanings of ‘home’. The discovery of stop-motion video gave me an exciting new medium where I could tell ‘a big story’ with simple tools.