TONGUE AGAINST FROSTY METAL
Concrete piece found from a quarry and a piece of chair found from Vallila. Epoxy resin casting from a tongue. Pieces of sale racks from the Anttila department store. Bronze casting from a balloon handle and from construction site straps.
The sculptures are collages of shapes made from trash and other industrial materials found in the nature and on the streets. The shapes were casted into concrete and Jesmonite. Installation consist also cut and reshaped table and chair legs painted with chameleon car paint, rubber band holders and pedestals which where made by using wooden note board from a metal workshop and plywood remains.
PASILA AND VALLILA
Bronze sculptures, found abrasive blasted steel rods, varnish and rubber bands
I found thick steel rods from the ground during the refurbishment of the Nokianpuisto in Helsinki. Excavator had turned the soil upside down for a new dog park. How long these rods have been under the layers of soil? Abrasive blasting removed decades of rust revealing the corroded surface of metal. Attached to the steel rods is a set of bronze sculptures. Their shapes are based on trash and found objects from the wasteland in the Pasila area.
Crushed and reshaped construction site fences and plastic poster piece sculptures