Land art and site specific sculpture - land art uses the environment and its scale as its material. Concrete art is expressed in material itself with which the artist introduces her non-representational objective. Public art can be viewed and accessed by observers.
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sculptor at work in his first (open air) studio in 1968
Working on discoid form I

After the plaster model for the sculpture was placed into upright position, I could see it from the future point of view. On this photograph you can see that the temperature had dropped considerably - as the wind played a factor also. So I collected old rugs and constructed a nomadic tent in which to work. My wooden shoes were (and still are) not a folkloristic attempt at artistry. They are a necessity when you have to walk on wet, cold and dirty surfaces. I still wear them frequently here in Finland again.

In my first works I wanted to find a medium between mechanical shapes and organic forms. Whilst the other side of the sculpture as all about geometric- and stereometrically placed curvilinear shapes, this side resembles a sawed off bone. The direction of the shape has been discontinued. A later sculpture even received the title discontinued continuity, as for me the actual evolving of shapes were what my sculpture was about. So for a time my titles reflected the motives behind my sculpture.



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