Land art and site specific sculpture in the urban setting. Environmental sculpture is an art form which uses the environment as its material. Concrete art is, like any art form, human made and is therefore geometric in essence. Public art is art which can be viewed and accessed by the public.
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bronze sculpture - 'discoid form 3' here, photographed in POAM sculpture garden

discoid form III bronze - 1973 - Ø180x80cm - photographed in POAM sculpture garden, Kangasniemi, Finland

This was one of my first works. I can describe it as a hole with a sculpture. It is not a sculpture which is about the hole - rather, the hole is about the sculpture. I started this concept by imagining a circle within a circle, and between them a skin of a stretchable material. I was interested in what the surface of the skin does when the inner circle is twisted around its axis. At the same time I was preoccupied with a surface itself in such a way that I wanted to be able to work it, in order not to let my feeling get the better of me. That is: the movement of the tool should give the resulting surface, and not my decisions about where to change direction, or whatever.

So actually, the sculpture grew around the concept of the hole. As in that time I was interested in organic shapes and transition between them and mechanical forms, this work was still more complex than later sculptures.

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other works from the period 1970|1975

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